Japan increases entry limits, offers extra financial aid for foreign students

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Plan could allow all foreign students waiting for entry to be in Japan by mid-summer.

Monday marks a big step in Japan’s path to reopening its borders. Currently, as part of its coronavirus countermeasures, Japan caps the number of inbound travelers permitted at 5,000 per day, but on March 14 that number will rise to 7,000.

Except, on most days, the real number of people Japan will allow into the country is going to be 8,000, with those extra 1,000 slots exclusively available to foreign students coming to study in Japan.

The plan, announced by Japan’s Ministry of

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