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Japan looks to reopen business travel with 10 more Asian economies

China, South Korea and Singapore among candidates for new air bridges

Narita Airport near Tokyo and other Japanese flight hubs aim to nearly double coronavirus testing capacity by August. (Photo by Yo Inoue)

TOKYO -- Japan intends to begin talks in mid-July on resuming business flights with 10 more economies including mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan, a move that will be backed by a sharp increase in coronavirus testing capacity.

Tokyo also seeks travel talks with Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Mongolia.

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