coronavirus

Japan will officially reopen to independent foreign travelers in three weeks, prime minister announces

There’s good travel news for local residents too.

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Japanese hotels likely to legally require travelers to wear masks under revised regulation

Proposed amendment comes as Japan is expected to announce timetable for unrestricted inbound tourism.

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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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Japanese government is shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app

COCOA is coming to a close in the latest relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in Japan.

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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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Japanese soccer team fined 20 million yen because fans’ cheering violated COVID-19 guidelines

Fine was the highest in the football league’s history.

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Kyoto University finds alpacas may hold the key to preventing all COVID-19 variants

I can feel my immunity rise just looking at these little guys.

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Politician’s disgusting mask gaffe grosses out Japan【Video】

With Tokyo’s infection numbers spiking, wearing a mask is important, but this was the wrong mask to wear.

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Foreigners can now apply for visas to visit fiancés living in Japan

Relaxed entry procedure now in effect.

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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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Man who gambled entire Japanese town’s COVID relief money arrested

The latest in a long line of slip-ups.

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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 considering doubling entry cap for overseas travelers, waiving on-arrival PCR tests soon

Testing exemptions would be based on nation of departure.

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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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After reopening, Japan to require foreigners to eat *daily* sushi to revitalize tourism industry

Will it taste as good when shoved down our throats?

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This Tokyo coronavirus quarantine facility’s bento boxed meals are amazingly good【Taste test】

A multi-day taste test our infected reporter would rather not have had to do, but his taste buds thank him.

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Japan considering relaxing guest number caps for large events, provided guests don’t shout

Government considering ending previous limitations on guests for large events like concerts.

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