Japan To Reopen Visa-Free Travel, Ending Some Of World’s Strictest COVID-19 Border Controls
Japan has announced to reopen visa-free travel for tourists in to the country, as COVID-19 recedes in the country. This marks some of world’s toughest border control being lifted. Visitors will now be welcomed to Japan after two years of pandemic isolation. With this, the tourism industry is expected to boom in the coming months. Just over half a million visited Japan in 2022, compared to 31.8 million in 2019.
Tags: Japan, Tokyo, Fumio Kishida, COVID restrictions, Covid-19
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
PM Modi Attends State Funeral Of Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
PM Modi attended the state funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated. Besides, 50 international leaders also attended the ceremony at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Over 700 foreign guests were flown in to attend the ceremony. Notably, Shinzo Abe held the office of Prime Minister twice, from 2006-07 and 2012-20. He was then succeeded by Yoshihide Suga, and now by Fumio Kishida.
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PM Modi Likely To Attend Late Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will most likely attend the official farewell ceremony of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. He is also expected to hold a meeting with current Japanese PM Fumio Kishida. The state funeral is scheduled to take place on September 27, in Tokyo. Notably, Abe was assassinated while giving a campaign speech on July 8, in the city of Nara.
Tags: PM Modi, Shinzo Abe, Fumio Kishida, Japan, Tokyo
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Japanese PM Fumio Kishida To Visit United States In November
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to make a visit to US in November. The visit might happen before his address in parliament, which is slated for late-November. During the climate conference in Glasgow, he expressed a desire to visit US, after he met US President Joe Biden. Kishida and… read-more
Tags: Japan, Fumio Kishida, USA, Joe BIden, climate summit
Courtesy: United News Of India
Former Diplomat Fumio Kishida To Become Japan's New PM
The 64-year-old Fumio Kishida will become Japan's new Prime Minister as he won the ruling party leadership election in a run-off vote. The former Foreign Minister defeated former Defence and Foreign Minister Taro Kono in a second-round run-off vote. Two female contenders, Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda, dropped out after the first round. Kishida is regarded as soft-spoken and belongs to a Hiroshima family of politicians.
Tags: Fumio Kishida, Japan Prime Minister, Taro Kono, Sanae Takaichi, New PM