Tough visa requirements for Filipinos to visit Japan – finally to be lifted, a report said on Wednesday.
According to Kyodo News, the Japanese ruling coalition and its government “are processing arrangements” to waive the visa requirements for its visitors from Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines.
The Japanese government has eased its visa policy for Southeast Asian countries last year by only issuing multiple-entry tourist visas to Filipinos.
To lift the visa is part of the country’s “revised action plan due in June to make Japan a tourism-oriented country,” Kyodo News said quoting government sources while the Japanese Embassy in Manila has yet to confirm the report.
This measure also aims to increase Japan’s annual tourist arrivals to 20 million as the country prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the report said.
Japanese visa is known to be among the toughest to get for Filipino tourists in light of Japan’s strict requirements and screening process.
Previously, multiple-entry visas only cater to those visiting Japan due to commercial reasons, artists and specialists (athletes, professors and government officials), and immediate family members of Japan residents.
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