Japan PM says to ease COVID border control requirements next month

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By John McCrank (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday his country will ease COVID-19 border control requirements next month, a key step in fostering a recovery in Japan’s tourism sector, which is eager to take advantage of the yen’s slide to a 24-year low. Japan has maintained some of the strictest border measures among major economies since the pandemic’s onset, having effectively blocked entry to visitors for two years until it began a gradual reopening in June. Kishida’s announcement, made during a speech at the New York Stock Exchange, follows a pledge he made i…

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