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Japan halts business travel and threatens to deport quarantine violators

Foreigners face loss of resident status if they do not follow tightened controls

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga explains his latest coronavirus measures on Jan. 13. He says he is tightening border restrictions further because "citizens are increasingly anxious" and he is "taking the situation seriously." (Source photos by Hirofumi Yamamoto and Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will restrict the entry of all nonresident foreign nationals, halting business travel agreements reached with 11 partners including China and South Korea, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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