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The government’s decision Tuesday to fully lift its COVID-19 state of emergency and pre-emergency measures has been welcomed by the restaurant and tourism industries, but some have called for vigilance against a resurgence of infections.

“We’ve been waiting for the decision,” said Kengo Sakurada, chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, or Keizai Doyukai, at a news conference Tuesday. But he quickly added, “We shouldn’t get too excited.”

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