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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:45 am
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Great news! Glad this charade is finally almost over

At a press conference held in New York on the evening of September 22 (Japan Standard Time), Prime Minister Kishida announced a policy of lifting the cap on the number of people who can enter Japan, allowing free individual travel, and waiving visas for short-term stays, effective October 11, regarding waterfront measures for the new Corona virus. Also on October 11, the government announced its plan to launch a nationwide travel support program and a consumption stimulus program targeting event businesses.

Prime Minister Kishida commented on his speech to the General Debate of the UN General Assembly, in which he stressed the necessity of starting negotiations for Security Council reform, "I expressed Japan's determination to realize the principles of the UN. We will continue to listen sincerely to the voices of other nations and demonstrate Japan's strong commitment to the UN and multilateralism.

He also mentioned his attendance at the summit-level meeting for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear tests, and emphasized that "by adopting the joint statement calling for the signature and ratification of the remaining countries required for the treaty to enter into force, we were able to send out a strong message from the international community.

He also noted that he had informal talks with South Korean President Yoon Sung-Nyeol, "We shared the need to resolve pending issues and return to a sound relationship between the two countries, and agreed on the idea of developing the relationship in a future-oriented manner, and decided to instruct the diplomatic authorities to accelerate consultations between the two countries.

Regarding the extraordinary Diet session, which is expected to convene on October 3, he said, "The most important issue is how to protect people's lives and economic activities from various ongoing crises, such as high global prices, stable energy supply, concerns about global economic recession, and the rapidly weakening yen.

He added, "From this perspective, I would like to give specific instructions to all ministers on September 30 regarding the comprehensive economic measures to be formulated within the next month.

Regarding the border control measures for the new Corona virus, he announced a policy of lifting the cap on the number of people who can enter Japan, allowing free individual travel, and waiving visa requirements for short-term stays, effective October 11.

Also on October 11, the government announced its policy to launch a nationwide travel support program and a consumption stimulus program targeting event businesses, etc.
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