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Under the initial schedule, 64 Vietnamese trainees will be sent to Japan in early April and they will firstly join a Japanese language course. However, it has now become unclear when they can go to Japan as the country has tightened border control and the grant of visa to foreigners due to virus concern.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it takes about two weeks for Vietnamese to get a visa to Japan, but the tracing of the travel history of the applicant would prolong the process.

In addition, Japan has suspended the validity of existing visas as from 0:00 on March 28th to the end of this month, it said./.