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Sharp increase in foreigners refused entry to Japan in 2018

NHK reported online on Wednesday that according to the Justice Ministry, 9,179 foreigners were refused entry to Japan in 2018, marking an increase of 1,998, or 28%, over the previous year and a rise for six consecutive years. Of the total, 7,243, or 79%, were rejected on suspicion of seeking to work illegally with a tourist visa, and 2,092 of them were Chinese, 1,307 were Thai, and 990 were Indonesian. Nationals from these three countries made up 48% of those refused entry.

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