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Japan to ease curbs on short-term business travel with Vietnam – Yomiuri

A woman rubs her hands with sanitizer at a check-in counter amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and Vietnam will allow short-term business travel with each other as they aim to boost their economies following travel curbs to rein in the coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Saturday.

The pact, which will take effect by the end of October at the earliest, follows similar steps to ease travel restrictions to Singapore and South Korea, the paper added.

The new deal exempts business travelers from the usual quarantine period of two weeks, on condition they comply with rules such as taking virus tests.

The two nations are considering a joint official announcement of the measures on a visit planned for mid-October by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Vietnam, the paper Yomiuri said, without citing

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Supply Chains Latest: U.S Visa Curbs Spur More Hiring in Overseas Units

After Covid-19 saw millions of Americans lose their jobs and raised the unemployment rate to the highest since the Great Depression era, President Donald Trump responded by putting up barriers to restrict supply of a key commodity: skilled foreign labor.

Arguing that the entry of some workers “presents a significant threat to employment opportunities for Americans affected by the extraordinary economic disruptions” caused by the virus, Trump on June 22 ordered a ban on new green cards and work visas through the end of the year.

The freeze suspended a host of non-immigrant visa programs, among them the H-1B for high-skill specialty occupations. It has triggered a wave of lawsuits, including a broad challenge supported by 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation also want the restrictions overturned. The bid is also

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