Japanese passport issuance in March sank 60% as pandemic took hold

National Apr 25, 2020

Japanese passport issuance in March sank 60% as pandemic took hold

The number of passports issued to the general public dived a preliminary 58.3 percent to 166,764 in March, government sources said Saturday. The year-on-year plunge reflects restrictions on people's movement caused by flight disruptions and border closures around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. The number ...