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Japan had fewer foreign residents as of the end of 2021, down 4.4% from a year before, apparently due to its tighter border controls amid the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Tuesday.

The number stood at 2,760,635, marking the second yearly decline, with that of technical interns and international students dropping 27.0% and 26.0%, respectively, according to the data released by the Immigration Services Agency.

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