Japan's foreign residents are trapped — Part 3

Jan 20, 10:00 AM

Japan Times reporter Magdalena Osumi provides an update on Japan's border situation.

Since the end of December, worries about new strains of COVID-19 have prompted Japan to reimpose border restrictions, including stopping the issuance of new visas to people hoping to move to Japan. We look at how these new border restrictions are affecting foreign residents.

Also, Sam Seghers recounts her experience being left in limbo by the new restrictions, and Aska Ross walks us through his three-day quarantine in a government-run facility after returning to Japan from the U.K.

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Photo: A quarantine official looks at a saliva sample from a passenger who arrived from overseas at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Dec. 27.