Malaysia 28 February 2012 – Japan’s tourism saw sharp declines in visitor arrivals in 2011 which can be attributed in part of the March 11 massiva earthquake and tsunami that hit the north eastern region of Japan. The total number of the international tourist arrivals fell by 27.8 percent from 8.6 million arrivals in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2011.

Japan National Tourism Organization Immediate Release