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Japan eyes entry of most foreign students on waiting list by end of May

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If its by the end of May and the courses start in April......it could be suggested that many will miss the start of the course. I wonder if anyone told the government that this plan won't achieve what they hope it will

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Around 150,000 foreign students have been unable to enter Japan. It is not clear exactly how many of them still want to study in Japan, he said,

Just like everything in Japan, something that really visible becoming unclear.

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When will family visits be allowed?

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Im sure foreign students are ecstatic about that news?

school begins in April yet they can arrive in May!

That certainly makes a lot of sense!

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This is truly pathetic. Hurry up and let these students in who have been u fairly discriminated against for the past 2 years.

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allocating empty seats on weekday flights to foreign students wishing to study in Japan. The launch will mean around 1,000 students can arrive on top of the daily cap on entrants, which will be raised to 7,000 from Monday.

Around 150,000 foreign students have been unable to enter Japan. It is not clear exactly how many of them still want to study in Japan.

It is clear to me there won’t be enough plane seats available

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*Around 150,000 foreign students have been unable to enter Japan. It is not clear exactly how many of them still want to study in Japan, he said,*

We've been saying this for months now...

Just like everything in Japan, something that really visible becoming unclear.

Yup!

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Shouldn't they do a study before letting such a large influx of foreigners into the country? Seems reckless and hasty (-'

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Around 150,000 foreign students have been unable to enter Japan. It is not clear exactly how many of them still want to study in Japan, he said

Well considering how J-gov has upended their lives and studies by shutting them out for over 2 years, I'd say a good chunk. Many have switched their majors and/or transferred to countries who happily welcomed them with open arms. It's Japan's loss; not the students' that J-gov was been so pigheaded and illogical with the border controls.

Now, the goal is for students who wish to still come here for studies is May? Don't classes start in April? Again, well done on your incompetency, J-gov. These students will have missed a month or more of their schooling by the time they get a seat on a plane, land, go through the absurd quarantine procedures, and get settled in.

Students who were/are thinking about studying in japan - go elsewhere. There are far better prospects in other countries who will probably provide a better experience not tainted with discrimination and bogged down with nonsensical rules.

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The new per-day limit of 7,000 entrants, compared to the pre-March limit of 3,500, means 3,500 students and business travelers can enter every day. A best (worst?) case 150,000 students, divided by the roughly 80 days until end of May, makes 1875 students per day.

Yesterday's official briefing noted that the government is planning a fast-track entry process exclusively for 1,000 student visa holders per day. By a quick estimate, it would still take 150 days to cover all 150,000 under this scheme. But it would be conducted alongside the regular entry of daily 7,000 entry cap. Hopefully anyone willing to come can reach school on time.

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Shouldn't they do a study before letting such a large influx of foreigners into the country? Seems reckless and hasty (-'"

Absolutely agree...this move calls for a senior expert panel to be set up and issue studied carefully first....I say 6 months at least for the panel to deliver its recommendation. Japan is safety and many gaijin are different and kowai...tread carefully. sarcasm off.

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This is an entirely self-imposed problem that they are now performing mental gymnastics to fix within their self-imposed restrictions.

It could be solved overnight by any competent authority.

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Universities need that foreign students income $$$, glad to see so may foreign students coming to Japan to study since the number of Japanese student is on the decline.

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If its by the end of May and the courses start in April......it could be suggested that many will miss the start of the course. I wonder if anyone told the government that this plan won't achieve what they hope it will

The timing is not ideal, but most classes are being offered hybrid anyway so the students will just start the term studying online and then start attending in person once they get here.

Its way better than just continuing to keep them out.

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End of may for students, so what June before we can come and go freely. Almost a year before the rest of the world. North Korea will open before us. this makes me pull my hair out, if u c a gaijin with clumps of hair missing it's me!

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Universities need that foreign students income $$, glad to see so may foreign students coming to Japan to study since the number of Japanese student is on the decline.

True, school officials can never deny it although some offering courses/programmes seem to me unfit or underdeveloped. North America and Europe are leaders in "export" of higher education services for international students, earning a lot.

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It's a pity they couldn't get their act together to get them here for the start of the semester at the beginning of April. Where there's a will there's a way they say.

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so guys who will be lucky to arrive in May or June will need wait to enroll school from April 2023?

what kindness and speed of action...!

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It seems patently on purpose to postpone as much as possible entry of gaijin, for no reason.

So risky, with possibilities of new ban entry, and still no entry planned for all sorts of foreigners.

Got to be low skilled to be willing to come to Japan...

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida aims to ease the restrictions "in stages," considering the infection situation in and outside the country

because IN the country, corona is non-existent? Ok.

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so guys who will be lucky to arrive in May or June will need wait to enroll school from April 2023?

what kindness and speed of action...!

The students arriving are those who are already enrolled in programs and have been taking them online until now. Students wanting to enroll from 2023 won't be able to enter the country until their programs start in 2023.

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How do they come up with always being 100% wrong?

It's clearly a skill

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So, foreign students get to miss part of their courses and have to be settled well after teaching begins?

Not ideal at all.

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Welcome to Japan. Please be sure to wear a mask, wash hands, social distance and don't complain about the culture and Japanese attitude.

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Should we clap?

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Shouldn't be hard... most have moved on more than a year ago after giving up on this nation, but as their own nations still welcomed Japanese.

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