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Japan's tourism reopening will help bring back normalcy

Economically and socially, the country needs to move on from COVID

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Pick up service staffs wait for passengers at Narita international airport in November 2021: The border has become more of a political than a public health issue.   © Reuters

Jonathan Hafetz, professor of law at Seton Hall University in Newark, New Jersey, was recently a visiting professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo.

Japan looks poised to relax its border controls and allow individual travelers to return to the country as soon as next month, ending almost two and a half years of relative isolation.

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