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Hana Kusumoto

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Hana Kusumoto is a reporter/translator who has been covering local authorities in Japan since 2002. She was born in Nagoya, Japan, and lived in Australia and Illinois growing up. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and previously worked for the Christian Science Monitor’s Tokyo bureau.


Japan will reopen to visa-free tourism in October, lift daily entry limit
Japan will ease border control requirements Oct. 11, removing a maximum daily entry cap, currently set at 50,000 visitors, resuming visa waivers and accepting tourists who are not traveling with a guided group, Kishida said during a news conference in New York, where he was attending the U.N. General Assembly.

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