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Japan set to announce restart of visa-free tourist travel

Limit on daily arrivals to be scrapped as country seeks economic boost

The international arrivals lobby at Narita airport. Japan maintains the strictest COVID-19-related entry rules in the Group of Seven wealthy nations. (Photo by Mayumi Tsumita)

TOKYO -- Japan will drop a ban on individual tourist visits and remove a cap on daily arrivals, Nikkei has learned, moving closer to pre-pandemic rules as the country looks to ride a global travel rebound.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to announce the changes in the coming days.

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