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Japan to ban new foreign arrivals from across globe from Tues.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions from reporters on Japan's response to the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, at the prime minister's office on Nov. 29, 2021. (Mainichi/Kan Takeuchi)

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Nov. 29 announced that Japan would ban the entry of all foreigners in principle in response to the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus.

    Speaking to reporters at his office, Kishida said the measure would come into effect from 12 a.m. on Nov. 30 and remain in place indefinitely.

    (Japanese original by Soon Lee, Political News Department)

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