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What Japan’s newly-opened border means for its struggling retailers

It’s been a long time coming for Japan, which finally reopened its borders to independent foreign travellers on 11 October, after relaxing Covid-19 restrictions for residents earlier this year. The daily limit of 50,000 arrivals is a thing of the past. Tourists will still need to prove that they have at least three vaccination shots or provide a negative coronavirus test result within 72 hours of departure to enter the country.  But despite these caveats, senior executives from Japan Airl