Young Japanese Women Lead the Way in Overseas Travel – [Summary]

This is a summary of a Nippon.com article translated from the Japanese and you can read the whole thing in English here and in Japanese here.

In 2018, an estimated 12.6 million Japanese people took trips abroad.

The number of Japanese traveling overseas set a new cumulative record of 19.0 million in 2018, after a 6.0% year-on-year increase.

According to statistics from the Japan National Tourism Organization, the total had been in decline up to 2015, after surpassing the 18-million mark for the first time in 2012, but has since been rising.

(JTB Tourism Research & Consulting) estimated that 12.6 million individuals actually traveled overseas in 2018, which is 10.1% of Japan’s overall population.

East Asian destinations (South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao) expanded to 28% of the total, as compared to 15.9% in 2000.

By segment, the largest year-on-year increase (15.5%) was for women aged 20 to 24 years old. This group also had the highest number of travelers among all women, at 1,171,455, which means that 40.5% of all women in the age group traveled overseas in 2018—more than double the 18.4% rate for men aged 20 to 24 years old.

This Post was written by Jason Ball, a “Fixer” and people Connector, in Tokyo and owner of the Business In Japan | LinkedIn group Founded 2/2008 | 57,500+ members as at 2019, 35%+ in Japan.