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Around 30,000 foreign students have arrived in Japan since March when the government eased COVID-19 border controls, education minister Shinsuke Suematsu said Tuesday.

The government estimates around 110,000 overseas students were waiting to enter Japan as of last month after being kept out for roughly two years by the country’s strict border restrictions.

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