The Japanese government is nearing a decision to declare a quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby prefectures amid a rapid increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases in the region, a government source said Monday.
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Move would allow in only a few hundred scholarship holders
TOKYO — Japan is considering allowing in international students on a limited basis, Nikkei has learned, as the country continues its entry ban on foreigners amid a surge of omicron infections.
Okinawa, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures ready to impose curbs on activity
TOKYO — Japan is set to allow the governors of three prefectures, including Okinawa, to enact restrictions on social activities as community spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 becomes more prevalent, the government announced on Thursday.
NAHA–Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said he is considering asking the central government to declare pre-emergency measures to stem the latest surge in novel coronavirus infections in the prefecture. Tamaki told a news conference on Jan. 4 that he believes the sixth wave of COVID-19 has already hit Okinawa Prefecture.
TOKYO — Following the emergence of the coronavirus’s omicron variant, Japan has enforced border control measures which in principle ban new entries by foreign nationals. Now, people separated from their families are calling on the government to attend to cases on humanitarian grounds while also taking thorough safety measures to prevent infection.
Time and time again, the pandemic has made a mockery of our plans, a fact we should be familiar with by now yet still manage to be taken aback by. Such was the case for me when I was back in the U.K. in late November and early December to see family and friends for the first time in over two years.
Two apps became available on Monday that will make the lives of travelers to and from Japan easier, as the COVID-19 pandemic has meant they need to submit extra documentation upon entering the nation.
Japan will close its borders to new entries by foreigners amid concern over the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday as he vowed to move quickly to “avoid the worst-case scenario.”
Par crainte du Covid, l’Archipel limite les séjours des étrangers. Un secteur en plein essor se retrouve fragilisé.
Le pays a l’un des meilleurs taux de vaccination de la planète. Il ne détecte plus que 150 cas positifs au Covid par jour. Et pourtant, il refuse toujours de laisser entrer des touristes, des étudiants ou des voyageurs d’affaires.
Due to the substantial paperwork required by authorities and a daily cap on arrivals, some foreign students are losing hope.
Japan will not need to reimpose restrictions on food establishments and public events — even during a state of emergency — thanks to a so-called vaccine-test package, the central government’s coronavirus subcommittee announced in a set of proposals Tuesday morning.
Le Japon a annoncé qu’il a allait assouplir ses mesures de contrôles aux frontières pour les étudiants et les voyageurs d’affaires. En théorie, la quarantaine ne dure plus que trois jours pour ces derniers. Mais obtenir ces trois jours prend… près de deux mois. Et les contrôles ne s’arrêtent pas là.
The government is considering reducing the quarantine time for vaccinated foreign nationals that arrive in Japan for short business trips, study abroad and technical training to three days from the current 10, the Nikkei daily reported late Monday.
The much-ridiculed “Abenomask” was apparently so unpopular that millions of the cloth masks have gone unused and are languishing in storage.