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Japan is considering raising the daily cap on overseas arrivals to 10,000 from the current 7,000 starting in April, further easing its COVID-19 border controls, government sources said Tuesday.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said the government would relax the border control measures — which have been criticized for being too strict — in stages, taking into account the infection situation at home and abroad as well as border control steps implemented by other nations.

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