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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan eyes limit of 2,000 daily arrivals as it opens for Olympics

Cap on entries proposed to take effect after Tokyo coronavirus emergency ends

Flight attendants at Narita airport: Japan has proposed a daily cap of 2,000 arrivals to the country as it prepares new entry exemptions to allow access for people involved with the Olympics.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan looks to set a daily limit on the number of people entering the country even as it allows new exceptions to an arrival ban for international travelers, including those involved in the Olympics, Nikkei has learned.

A cap of around 2,000 people has been proposed, taking effect sometime after the Tokyo area's coronavirus state of emergency ends, people familiar with the matter say. The number includes Japanese nationals returning to the country.

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