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Consumption Trend Survey for Foreigners Visiting Japan

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Last Update : 2016/7/20

We have been surveying the actual state of consumption of foreigners visiting Japan.

Outline of the Survey

1. Purpose of the survey

Obtaining basic data for tourism administration by determining the actual consumption status of foreigners visiting Japan.

2. Object of the survey

1. Object of the survey
 Transit, crew, outbound foreigners who have visited Japan, excepting those who have stayed for over a year.
2. The number of the sample
 38,840 persons per year (9,710 persons per every quarter)

3. Major survey items

 Attributes of respondents (nationality, gender, age, etc.), purpose of their visit to Japan, major stages, amount of consumption, etc.

*In parallel with this survey, we are carrying out awareness surveys regarding the degree of satisfaction and other points concerning visits to Japan.

4. Time of publication for the survey

Within two months after the survey has been completed.

5. Methods of survey

1. Sites where the survey is conducted
18 Air-and-Sea Ports as follows,
New Chitose Airport, Hakodate Aitport,Sendai Airport, Niigata Airport,Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), Narita International Airport, Komatsu Airport,Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport,Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Hiroshima Airport, Takamatsu Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Kagoshima Airport,Naha Airport,Kanmon(Shimonoseki) Port,Hakata Port and Izuhara Port.
* Until 2014 survey, 11 Air-and-Sea Ports as follows,
New Chitose Airport, Sendai Airport, Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), Narita International Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Hiroshima Airport, Takamatsu Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Naha Airport and Hakata Port.

2. Period of the survey
 Quarterly (Jan – Mar, Apr – Jun, Jul – Sep, Oct – Dec)
 * Survey implemented from April to June.

3. Method of the survey
 Interviews by researchers

4. Flow of the survey
 Tourism Agency ― Private sector outsourcing business ― Researcher ― Reporter

*The 2016 survey was outsourced to the Survey Research Center Co.,Ltd.

Result and Analyses of the Survey

Inquiries Regarding This Page
Counselors Office, Tourism Economics Staff, Japan Tourism Agency
E-mail : statistical_column@mlit.go.jp