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Amid a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases stemming from the omicron variant, Japan will extend until the end of February its stringent border controls that basically bar new entry by foreign nationals, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.

Since Nov. 30, the country has mainly only admitted Japanese nationals and returning foreign residents in an effort to delay the spread of the omicron variant.

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