Al Jazeera reports that the continuing ban on inbound tourism, now past its second year, is causing many travel businesses to fold as the government has offerred little relief of prospect of re-opening soon. Only business travelers, students, and academics are allowed entry as of April, leaving hotels and tour companies that depend on leisure travelers with no inocme. The article interviews and quotes several business owners who are struggling. Despite 80% of adkts being vaccinated, the government of Fumio Kushida has opted for caution, spurred by a spike in Omicron variant cases.
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