Japan institute to receive int'l scholars as exception to COVID rules

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A Japanese government-affiliated institution will resume receiving dozens of foreign researchers next Thursday, even as entry restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic remain, an official said. A total of 55 scholars in Japanese studies, including those from other Asia countries, Europe and the United States, are scheduled to arrive in Japan on that day, followed by more possibly in November and December, according to the official at the Japan Foundation. The decision comes as Japan's strict travel restrictions have drawn international criticism, while European countries and the United Stat...

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