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Chinese tourists boost Japanese premium-mall sales

They touch a record in 2015, jumping by more than 10 per cent to between 300b yen and 350b yen

Spending by the average Chinese tourist in Japan was 283,842 yen last year, the most of visitors from any country, and 23% more than Australians, the second-biggest spenders.


CHINESE tourists buying million-yen watches and luxury brands helped boost sales at Japanese premium outlet malls owned by Mitsubishi Estate Co to a record last year, as a weaker currency led to a surge in bargain-hunting visitors.

Premium outlet sales jumped by more than 10