Japan and Taiwan set goal of 7m tourists by 2020

Tourism officials from Japan and Taiwan have set a new goal to see 7 million visits a year between the two countries by 2020.

A conference on Japan-Taiwan tourism opened in Japan's Kagawa prefecture on Thursday. The head of Taiwan's tourism bureau, Chou Yung-hui, attended along with a delegation. They presented promotions for upcoming festivals in Taiwan.

Another topic of discussion at the conference will be railway tourism.

Nearly 1.9 million Japanese tourists visited Taiwan last year. This was a 16.5% increase over 2015. In the other direction, Japan welcomed close to 4.3 million Taiwanese tourists in 2016. This combined for a total number of more than 6 million tourists. This exceeded the goal set at the previous tourism conference.

Source: Radio Taiwan International