Canadian visits to Japan set records for seven months in a row

Canadian visits to Japan set records for seven months in a row

TOKYO — Canadian travellers are visiting Japan in record numbers.

In October, a record 17,700 Canadians visited the country, up 26.3% over the same month last year and up 33.3% over October 2010 before the tsunami.

The record October followed records in April, May, June, July, August and September.

For the year to date, 148,983 Canadians have visited Japan, up 18.9% over last year and up 15.1% on 2010.