COVID-19 has disrupted a lot of plans. As we head into the second year of the pandemic, many of us are still waiting to move on with our lives.
This global uncertainty has hit those who were planning a move to Japan particularly hard, as Helena Sanmamed knows well. An industrial engineering student from Spain, she was supposed to begin studies at the University of Saitama this spring. However, the border is largely closed to those who aren’t citizens or current residents.