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.
The suspension will start as early as Thursday as Japan's state of emergency expands beyond Greater Tokyo. It is expected to last until Feb 7.