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International tourists travel to Japan, spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo

First weekend following new entry procedures sees foreign visitors picking up loads of bargains, thanks to the weak yen.

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Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

Travel restrictions finally set to be lifted as country returns to pre-pandemic entry procedures. 

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Japan to reexamine individual traveler ban, politician says current relaxations insufficient

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary wants foreigners to be able to visit Japan this fall and winter.

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Japan removes tour guide requirement for foreign tourists

New entry rules go into effect next month, but the borders won’t be completely open just yet.

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Japan will no longer require pre-departure COVID tests for international travelers

Change goes into effect next month for vaccinated travelers, other relaxations of entry regulations for foreign travelers expected soon.

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Foreign traveler on Japan test tour tests positive for coronavirus infection

Tour cancelled for group that entered Japan on Friday.

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Japan reopens to international tourists June 10, no vaccinations required for 98 countries

Travelers from U.S., China, and other Group Blue countries will not have to show proof of vaccination or undergo PCR testing.

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Japan to begin accepting tourists from the U.S., three other countries this month

Inbound foreign tourists will have to comply with numerous requirements.

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Japan to start easing entry restrictions for foreign travelers next month, prime mister promises

Says Japan’s coronavirus countermeasures have proven successful.

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