The Japan National Tourist organization said Thursday that the number of foreigners visiting Japan has declined 62 percent in April, the largest decline on record.

Japan saw slight over 58 million foreign visitors last moth . The decline follows the 50 percent drop in visits in March.

March marks the month that the country was hit by a major 9.0 earthquake and devastating Tsunami. It has since been recovering and the situation is made worse by a possible nuclear meltdown.

But the slow-down is also characteristic across the region.

South-Korea saw a 66 percent reduction in visits, versus the previous year, while China, Taiwan and Hong Kong saw 49, 67, and 87 percent drops respectively.