Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Japan

Foreign residents of Japan breathe sigh of relief on latest coronavirus measures

  • Permanent residents’ exemption for entry into country came after period where they were barred from coming back in after leaving
  • The block on re-entry had been criticised – including in business circles – for being discriminatory

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Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Japanese in protective masks walk to pray on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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