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Japan immigration

Japan's entry ban keeps Indonesian, Filipino workers in limbo

Some patiently wait, but others raise voices against strict border controls

Japan recently extended its strict entry ban, affecting even Asian people with visas for long-term work or study. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama) 

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- As Japan continues to impose strict entry restrictions, foreigners who have prepared to work there are being left outside ever longer, patiently waiting without losing hope, though frustrations over Tokyo's border controls are growing.

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