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Concern is growing among university officials in Japan that foreign students eager to study in the country may ditch their plans due to the government’s slow move to open the borders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, the government raised the daily cap on the number of nontourists allowed into the country, including Japanese nationals returning home, by 1,500 to a total of 5,000 as part of easing its border controls, which have been criticized as closed-door policy measures.

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