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Japan must open its borders before criticizing US closures

Tokyo wants to make itself more attractive to business yet impedes permanent residents

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Japan Business Federation Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi speaks at a press conference in Tokyo on June 24. (Photo by Hisao Kodachi)

From Marcus Schuermann, delegate of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.

Looking at the article of June 25, "Japan business lobby expresses concern over U.S. work visa halt," distributed by Kyodo News and the statement made by the chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, Hiroaki Nakanishi, it is interesting to see that Japanese companies regard the U.S. move to stop issuing certain work visas as a "serious problem to business operation."

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