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Japan immigration

Japan's ruling party pushes to lift entry ban for foreign students

Resolution warns of future talent shunning country as study destination

Japan's stringent entry policy during the pandemic has kept foreign students and workers out for nearly two years. 

TOKYO -- Members of Japan's ruling party on Monday crafted a resolution urging the government to allow foreign students to enter again, warning that the country will be left out of the global race to secure talent.

The documented, drawn up by the Liberal Democratic Party's education division, calls for easing border controls imposed in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. It will be submitted Tuesday to the prime minister's office and Education Minister Shinsuke Suematsu.

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