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Japan considering raising daily entry cap to 7,000 from 5,000

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Probably a wise move now that the government is getting over a million third doses into arms each day. 

https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/content/vaccination_data5.pdf

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Times also reports that:

> Foreign nationals planning to attend schools in Japan will be accepted regardless of the limit, as many students are waiting to enter the country ahead of the April start of the school year, according to the sources.

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Japan is considering further easing its COVID-19 border controls by raising the daily cap on entrants to 7,000 from the current 5,000, government sources said Wednesday.

Whoa Kishida, cool your jets, don't move too fast.

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Radical moves from the Japanese government. And I'm not even being sarcastic.

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@ian

Foreign nationals planning to attend schools in Japan will be accepted regardless of the limit

I wonder how these limits are enforced. Is each airline allotted a certain number of potential passengers?

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the japanese public is still wary of gaijin spreading the virus, hence the gov'ts slow walk of raising the cap. but don't they know that japan is reporting more daily cases than the US right now? smgdfh...

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I wonder how these limits are enforced. Is each airline allotted a certain number of potential passengers?

Most probably.

Easily enforced by number of flights /planes allowed per day

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But no limits to certain travellers will complicate it now

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but don't they know that japan is reporting more daily cases than the US right now?

Ah didn't know that.

Good for the US!

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It would be nice to have some rationale for these numbers.

It would also be nice to think the number was being set based on medical reasons with no speculation over whether these numbers were being capped based on PCR testing capability a whole two years into a pandemic.

Finally, it would be nice for the government to stop implying that only non-Japanese bodies are capable of bringing this and other diseases into Japan.

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but don't they know that japan is reporting more daily cases than the US right now? smgdfh...

great point!

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It seems to me that with Kishida, many decisions are now taken and implemented faster than before.

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Wow 2000 increase per month they’ll be back to normal in about 10 years…….

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Japan is considering further easing its COVID-19 border controls by raising the daily cap on entrants to 7,000 from the current 5,000, government sources said Wednesday.

aren’t they worried that foreigners will catch corona from the Japanese people?

since Japan’s numbers are going up and other countries numbers are going down?

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Take off your Masks, stop hiding and being afraid. 

I think it’s time.

I think the walls are closing in on arguments to keep these kinds of restrictions at this point.

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It seems to me that with Kishida, many decisions are now taken and implemented faster than before.

Agreed....I'm no fan of LDP but in fairness after Suga / Abe , Kishida does appear to be faster in certain decision making.

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Good!

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Japan initially implemented the entry ban in late November to keep the Omicron variant of the coronavirus at bay.

This is false. Why it is repeatedly presented this way by Kyodo God only knows.

Japan implemented the entry ban in early 2020, with a brief reprieve in November 2021, before reverting back to restrictions that same month.

^ That's how it should read.

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Why +2000? No reason.

Just like there's no reason why Kelly is guilty on one charge and innocent on the rest, when the charges are all the same.

J-Gov logic at its finest. No hate here. I love Japan.

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On Tuesday, the Japanese government raised the cap for foreign nationals entering the country for purposes other than tourism and Japanese nationals returning from 3,500 and eased quarantine rules.

They should exclude Japanese nationals from this quota and allow in more of the almost half million foreigners who've been vaccinated and have approved visas.

Why include Japanese nationals if they haven't ever had any entry bans imposed on them?

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Jal and Ana aren’t flying to europe and UK due to Russian airspace so flights in will be..

students I read aren’t included in the up to 7000 cap. Rip that border down Mr K and hurry.

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Why include Japanese nationals if they haven't ever had any entry bans imposed on them?

Because the reason for the restrictions is to limit warmbodies coming in to limit the risk of spread of infection?

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Hopefully the cases will go down like they have in the rest of the world. Then the Japanese government can start to let tourists back into the country.

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