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EBC statement on the latest changes to the (re-)entry ban to Japan














EBC statement on the limitations on re-entering Japan

The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) has issued the following statement on the limitations for non-Japanese nationals to re-enter Japan. Japan has currently a ban on the entry of non-Japanese nationals who have visited, for instance, Europe within 14 days before coming to Japan.





  • Europe’s central banker: Recovery ‘risks losing momentum’ (The Mainichi)
  • Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s exports fall at single-digit pace as trade improves (The Japan Times)
  • IMF steering committee warns of ‘long-lasting scars’ on world economy (The Mainichi)
  • G20 pledges to do ‘whatever it takes’ to support global economy (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan considers easing travel alert for all countries (The Japan News)
  • Japan eyes additional stimulus package to spur virus-hit economy (Kyodo News+)
  • Japanese firms fall woefully short of meeting gov’t goals on women in management (Japan Today)
  • IMF upgrades 2020 world growth forecast to 4.4% fall amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease travel bans, but hurdles remain (Japan Today)
  • Global watchdog proposes tax overhaul for Big Tech (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan, Britain to ink post-Brexit trade deal on Oct. 23 (The Mainichi)
  • Nations delay deal on digital tax to mid-2021 amid U.S.-Europe row (Kyodo News +)
  • Gov’t to launch bureau to boost Japan’s food exports (Japan Today)
  • BOJ to start feasibility study on digital currency in FY 2021 (The Mainichi)
  • BOJ offers brighter view on regional Japan, signals policy status quo (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • G-20 to give up agreeing tax rules on digital giants this year (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to exempt business travelers, returnees from 14-day quarantine (Kyodo News +)
  • BOJ chief warns climate change among biggest challenges facing global economy (Japan Today)
  • Global trade growth forecast to decline 9.2% in 2020: WTO (The Mainichi)
  • Japan eyes stress test on major banks to gauge impact of COVID-19 (The Japan Times)
  • Toyota, Nissan ask Britain to cover tariffs if no FTA made with EU (Kyodo News +)
  • Tokyo slips to 4th place in global financial hub ranking: report (Japan Today)
  • Top Japan business lobby sets 40% goal for female managers (News on Japan)
  • Europe’s central bank moves toward introducing digital euro (The Mainichi)
  • Japan auto sales drop 22% in April-Sept. amid coronavirus (The Japan Times)

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