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What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?
May 02, 2022

What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan remains closed to international tourists and has not yet made plans to reopen despite a global trend to lift pandemic entry restrictions.

Japan Eases COVID-19 Border Restrictions
March 15, 2022

Japan Eases COVID-19 Border Restrictions

By Thisanka Siripala
The limited reopening of borders is a welcomed relief, but the damage to Japan’s reputation could take years to repair.
Japan Relaxes COVID-19 Border Controls, But Only Slightly
March 01, 2022

Japan Relaxes COVID-19 Border Controls, But Only Slightly

By Mari Yamaguchi
The cautious easing of restrictions stirred both hope and worry for the roughly half-a-million foreigners locked out of Japan since early 2020.

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era
December 13, 2021

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era

By Thisanka Siripala
The shift to a post-pandemic era is at the center of Kishida’s new economic stimulus package, but the spread of Omicron threatens to derail Japan’s recovery.

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad
November 25, 2021

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad

By Thisanka Siripala
Many foreign residents have had their hopes to enter Japan dashed as new border controls make little impact. 

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September
August 26, 2020

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September

By Thisanka Siripala
Expats stranded in limbo overseas have hope on the way with borders poised to reopen to all foreign residents, albeit at a staggered pace.
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