|Dear Friends of the EBC,
If it is still difficult to enter Japan when you are a foreign non-resident, a small progress has been made for all residents with the reduction of the quarantine to 10 days, under certain conditions. To better understand the current situation, you can read the document published on the MHLW website a few days ago.
As you know, on 7 September the EBC issued a statement supporting the Keidanren in its call for the further easing of restrictions on entry to Japan of people who have been vaccinated or have proof of a negative PCR test. In this article, the EBC explains why vaccination passports should make possible to bring in new essential personnel to Japan, while posing limited risks to the country’s people (this month, the proportion of people who have received 2 doses is expected to top 70%)
To end with an encouraging note, I invite you to read the interview of Mr. Yasushi Masaki, Ambassador of Japan to the EU, who shares with us his thoughts about the EU-Japan relationship.
Enjoy your readings!
We hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.
EBC Chief Operating Officer