The move is expected to speed up entry clearance for foreign nationals with applications stuck in pending.
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The strict entry rules have been met with strong criticism from the expatriate community and foreign business lobby groups.
In April 2016, the carbon dioxide concentration in Tokyo rose by 8 parts per million, but in April this year it only rose by 3 ppm, the space agency said.
Tests on randomly selected people in Tokyo, Miyagi and Osaka prefectures showed an extremely low infection rate in all three locations.
Lobby says entry ban threatens to leave a lasting negative impact on operations of European and Japanese businesses alike.
Many students from developing countries heavily depend on financial aid, and it is often the only way they can pursue higher education.
The findings showed that only 11 people out of 90 without symptoms on the Diamond Princess cruise ship would go on to develop them later.
Immigration authorities quietly published criteria that will allow some foreign residents to re-enter Japan despite a coronavirus-induced entry ban covering 111 countries.
Public broadcaster NHK has apologized for its attempt to educate viewers on the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, after its video on anti-racism demonstrations came under fire for lacking context on racial injustice and the police brutality that had spurred such ...
Researchers who work in laboratories and new employees expected to acquire skills during workplace training sessions have been left in limbo.