Japan to drop COVID border measures from Saturday

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Japan to drop COVID border measures from Saturday
All incoming passengers are currently required to present proof of at least three COVID-19 vaccinations or have tested negative for the virus before departure.
Hotel prices in Japan spike amid surge in demand
In the first quarter of 2023, hotel prices increased by around 15% compared with the pre-pandemic 2019 fiscal year, according to a survey.
LDP will try to pass LGBTQ law ahead of G7 summit
Japan is alone among the G7 wealthy democracies in not having laws to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people or give legal recognition to same-sex unions.
Kishida’s policies on children key to dealing with aging society
The government’s estimates showed Japan’s population continuing to decline, albeit at a slower pace thanks to a greater inflow of foreigners.
COVID tracker: Tokyo reports 1,663 new cases as uptrend continues
The seven-day average of newly recorded infections in the capital came to 1,420.6, compared to 1,205.1 a week earlier, with numbers also rising nationwide.
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