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16th December '20
On the immigration side there has been almost no change – long term expatriates with visas are being allowed in with proper tests etc.  There is a movement afoot to allow arrivals at Narita to take a train into the city as Narita is 60 kms away from Tokyo and a taxi or uber is about 30,000 yen or about USD300.

The train would have a few cars exclusively used by the new arrivals so as not to endanger the general public and it would be a few thousand yen so considerably less costly.  Arrivals would still be expected to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the city.

Source and more info at:

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5th October '20
The Japanese government has finally opened up the country as of Oct 1st to those who have been issued new visas over the past 6 months and will allow them to enter the country – with certain qualifications such as PCR (swab) tests and quarantines.

Arrivals are limited to 1000/day.

Talking to an airline (Air Canada) they do not think the 1000/day is going to be an issue (ie., not such a detrimental impact on people who want to get here) and that it will expand in the future.

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25th May '20
The Emergency Declaration has been  ended for the entire country now. There will now be a 3 step procedure for opening the country with each step allowing progressively more easing of the rules on people gathering and the use of restaurants and bars.

There are also plans being made to allow entry of non-Japanese into the country for business purposes though no specific timeline or standards are yet available.

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2nd April '20
We received news April 2nd from the immigration authorities.  Basically, as of Friday April 3rd, it will become almost impossible for foreign nationals to enter Japan from most major countries even if they have a valid residence card into Japan (including permanent residency holders).

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