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GOJ decides to simplify entry procedures for foreign students

  • February 19, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported on Saturday that concerning the GOJ’s decision to accept up to 5,000 foreign visitors per day starting in March, the GOJ has decided to simplify procedures for the entry of foreign exchange students. According to the paper, the GOJ is planning to integrate the screening procedures that involve multiple ministries and agencies and move the entire process online. The paper said although the measure is aimed at streamlining entrance procedures, universities are continuing to call on the GOJ to further relax the restrictions. The daily said that as of Jan. 4, 152,000 foreign students had been unable to enter Japan even though their visas had been approved in advance.

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