Tokyo 2020 volunteer staff wait for overseas athletes and coaches at Tokyo International Airport on July 8. Photo: EPA
Tokyo 2020 volunteer staff wait for overseas athletes and coaches at Tokyo International Airport on July 8. Photo: EPA
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As athletes arrive for the Tokyo Olympics, foreign students at Japan’s universities are left stranded

  • The plight of foreign residents barred from the country is under the spotlight as 11,000 sportspeople from around the world converge on the capital
  • A professor based in Japan says the situation does not bode well for universities that have been trying to attract overseas students

Tokyo 2020 volunteer staff wait for overseas athletes and coaches at Tokyo International Airport on July 8. Photo: EPA
Tokyo 2020 volunteer staff wait for overseas athletes and coaches at Tokyo International Airport on July 8. Photo: EPA
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