Japan relaxing entry restrictions while China continues with zero-COVID policy

Published on
September 22, 2022
The 24th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo.

At the 24th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo in August, one of the aisles had the appearance of a ghost town – with many booths unstaffed and no product on display.

The desolate scene was the result of China’s “zero-COVID” policy, which prevented the Chinese staff meant to be in the booths – organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance – from traveling overseas. The show was held on 24 to 26 August, 2022, at Tokyo Big Sight and had around 20,000…

Photo courtesy of Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo   

Contributing Editor reporting from Osaka, Japan

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