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Japan Planning To Allow 20,000 Daily International Arrivals In June

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan's government is arranging to double the cap on arrivals from overseas to 20,000 people per day in June, government sources said Wednesday.
The relaxation is expected to go ahead following an examination of airport quarantine infrastructure and the state of domestic infections a...

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Japan’s Stealth Reopening: Parents Of Foreign Residents Get OK To Visit

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan’s borders are closed to tourists, allowing only business travelers, foreign students and academics to newly enter the country. But as the number of daily arrivals recently increased to 10,000, the government is now slowly — and quietly — allowing short-term visits by parents o...

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Asia Welcomes Travelers, But Japan Says, Not Yet

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Last week, Japan’s National Tourism Organization unveiled a glossy website aimed at international visitors looking to experience the country’s famous hospitality. An introductory video presents sweeping views of lush green islands dotting a cerulean bay, sleek hotel rooms boasting b...

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Japan Ready To Raise Daily Cap On Entrants To 5,000

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara suggested Sunday that the government will raise the daily number of people allowed to enter the country from the current level of about 3,500 to around 5,000, easing its border controls against the coronavirus.
“It’s quite possible to rais...

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Calls For Japan To Relax COVID-19 Entry Restrictions Intensify

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Disappointed and angry over Japan’s stringent entry restrictions that have been prolonged for months amid the spread of the omicron variant, some of the nation’s most prominent foreign business lobby groups and student representatives stuck abroad have called for a relaxation of the...

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Japan Quickly Reverses Course On Halt Of New Reservations For Inbound Flights

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Less than 24 hours after it was announced, Japan retracted its request for airlines to halt inbound flight bookings Thursday in a rapid reversal of a move that had roiled Japan's citizens and residents abroad and even caught Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his transport minister of...

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Japan Biz Leaders Roll Out Tourism Proposals

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NHK
 
The Japanese government is looking to promote domestic tourism by reviving a travel campaign following the lifting of a nationwide state of emergency for the coronavirus. But business leaders are urging the government to make sure it does not lead to an overload of travelers.
The Japan Asso...

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Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko turns 87

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Japanese Empress Emerita Michiko, wife of Emperor Emeritus Akihito, turned 87 on Wednesday.
She continued to avoid outings and refrain from inviting guests in the last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, spending peaceful days with the Emperor Emeritus at their Sento Kari Gosho temp...

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Volcano In Southern Japan Erupts With Massive Smoke Column

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ABC NEWS
 
A volcano in southern Japan is erupting with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky
A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky.
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mount Aso to three o...

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Infections In Japan Continue To Fall

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NHK
 
The number of coronavirus infections in Japan continues to fall.
Health authorities say the number of new infections across the country in the week up to Tuesday was just 60 percent of the figure from the previous week.
The health ministry held a meeting on Wednesday to give updates on the ...

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