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Japan will raise its daily limit on arrivals from overseas to around 10,000 from April 10, up from the current 7,000, the top government spokesman said Friday, as the country gradually relaxes its coronavirus border controls.

The easing of the nation’s strict border controls is in response to growing demand for entry among returning Japanese nationals, foreign residents and new nontourist arrivals, including foreign students, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said. Foreign tourists are still barred from entry.

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