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The number of foreign nationals visiting Japan plunged 94 percent to 152,100 in March from a year earlier after stricter border controls were enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19, immigration authorities said Tuesday.

The decline follows a 58 percent drop in February, reflecting a drop in travelers from China and South Korea, who accounted for over 40 percent of all foreign visitors in 2019, according to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

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