Tokyo, August 22 (Xinhua) the Japanese government plans to relax the entry restrictions on foreign students this month and lift the re-entry restrictions on all foreigners with temporary residence qualifications from September, Asahi Shimbun reported on the 22nd. According to Asahi Shimbun, the Japanese government will first relax the entry restrictions on foreign students funded by the Japanese government from this month, and then will study how to relax the entry restrictions on “privately funded” foreign students (i.e. non Japanese government funded students). According to the data of the Ministry of education, culture, science and technology, about 35000 overseas students went to Japan in the autumn of 2018 and 54000 in the spring of 2019. But since this year’s epidemic, almost all the new students scheduled to come to Japan this spring have not been able to enter the country. At present, the Japanese government has reached an agreement with 16 countries or regions to relax the entry-exit restrictions on business personnel. According to Asahi Shimbun, the relaxation of the entry restrictions on overseas students is a measure to further relax the entry restrictions on this basis. According to Japanese media reports, the Japanese government will also lift the re-entry restrictions on all foreigners holding “stay in status” (temporary residence qualifications) from September. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the immigrants should be tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) at the Japanese airport. If the result is negative, they agree to be isolated at home for 14 days. It is reported that the Japanese government will open a PCR detection center at Narita Airport in mid September.