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Japan facing customs officer shortage as foreign visitors surge

National Oct 10, 2018

Japan facing customs officer shortage as foreign visitors surge

A serious shortage of customs officers for border control is being encountered amid an increase in travelers from abroad. As the number of foreign tourists is expected to rise further toward the 2020 Games, the Finance Ministry hopes to boost the number of customs officers ...

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

National Sep 12, 2018

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of Christian martyrs centuries ago and survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945. Francis made the announcement while meeting with members ...