As COVID fears recede, Japan welcomes 1300 tourists

A government agency in Japan revealed on Friday that more than 1,300 individuals have filed for guided tour visas to visit the nation since the country began visa processes to welcome select leisure travellers from outside a week ago. More than 300 requests have been submitted for the month of June,...

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Japan Reports 130,000 New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

This past week, Japan recorded almost 130,000 new coronavirus infections, which is a decrease of 60,890 cases from the previous week. As of 10 a.m. local time (1 a.m. GMT) on Monday, the incidence of COVID-19 cases across the country was at 8,949,946, including all cruise ship travellers. This represents...

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Japan tax official arrested over COVID-19 aid fraud

According to news and police sources, one of Japan’s top tax officials has been detained in connection with a COVID-19 aid fraud network that is believed to have cost the general public $1.5 million. The 24-year-old and his friends are allegedly suspected of employing trickery to convince others to...

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