URGENT: Japan to remove daily 50,000 entry cap on Oct. 11: PM Kishida

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Japan will remove its cap on daily arrivals on Oct. 11 as part of its easing of COVID-19 border controls, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday. At a news conference on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kishida said that in addition to lifting the daily cap, currently at 50,000, Japan will resume visa-free, individual trips to the country the same day. Japan's anti-virus measures have been criticized at home and abroad for being too stringent.

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