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Japan immigration

Japan to let some foreign residents back into country in August

Measure to accommodate only those who left the nation before April 3

There are 90,000 foreign residents of Japan who have not been allowed back into the country since coronavirus travel restrictions were put in place in early April.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is planning to start letting foreign residents who left the country before April 3 back in, starting in August.

Some 90,000 residents who left the country before and after that date have been restricted from flying back due to coronavirus measures, but a new regulation will enable some of these expats and students to return.

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