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Japan immigration

'Cruel Japan': Closed borders ignite furor from those shut out

International students, business leaders and diplomats urge Tokyo to open up

A passenger walks through the ticketing counter floor for international flights at Narita International Airport near Tokyo in December 2021.   © AP

JAKARTA -- Kenji Kanasugi, the Japanese ambassador to Indonesia, posted photos on Instagram of him eating lunch together with students at a local university dining hall.

Soon after the country's 'Instafamous' diplomat uploaded the image on Jan. 22, an anonymous user fired off an angry reply in Japanese: "Enough with the one-sided entry restrictions!"

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