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Masks and chaperones: Japan's new rules for foreign tour groups

Guides must accompany visitors 'from entry to departure'

People walk near the Sensoji temple, a famous Tokyo tourist spot, in January. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan is opening up to overseas tour groups from Friday, but under strict conditions: visitors must wear masks, buy insurance and be accompanied by a tour guide "from entry to departure."

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