VisitBritain has announced that tourist visits from Japan are expected to reach their highest level since 2007 this year, at around 270,000, up 9% two years ago, with over-all spend expected to reach £285 million.

Japanese nationals will be able to use ePassport gates alongside UK and EU visitors, which provide a faster route through security and immigration, as part of a joint venture to bring more high-spending Japanese visitors to the country and showcase both countries in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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