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Japan looks to resume issuing long-term business visas

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Coronavirus tests are administered to international arrivals in a quarantine area at Narita Airport. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- Japan will consider resuming issuance of long-term visas to foreign business travelers as coronavirus cases decline and other countries make progress on vaccinating their populations, Nikkei has learned.

The move would be part of a broader relaxation of travel curbs that will also include shorter quarantine periods for vaccinated visitors. These measures could be announced this week and are expected to be implemented as soon as early next week.

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