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PM Abe’s aide says Japan will not be target of U.S. entry ban

  • March 12, 2020
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NHK reported online that visiting Special Foreign Policy Advisor to the LDP president Sonoura held a press conference on Wednesday after meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Stilwell and Deputy National Security Advisor Pottinger in Washington. He reportedly expressed the view that as of now, Japan will not be subjected to a U.S. entry ban or travel restriction due to the new coronavirus. According to the network, Sonoura asked for support for the four Japanese nationals on board the Grand Princess cruise ship that has been infected with the new coronavirus. Sonoura also reportedly disclosed that the two sides agreed that the governments of the U.S. and Japan should take leading roles in the development of international rules for cases in which the coronavirus spreads on cruise ships.

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