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Japan should rethink its ineffective travel ban

Rules limiting foreign visitors no longer serve their intended purpose

| Japan
People cross a street in Shinjuku area on Aug. 5: the new delta variant is already well established here, and there is no chance of keeping it out.   © Getty Images

Benjamin Knopp is marketing chair for EO Tokyo Metropolitan and co-founder of

An international investor I know bought a commercial building in Tokyo for some $16 million last year but has still not been allowed into Japan to manage the details surrounding the purchase.

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