Japan issued record number of visas to Chinese in 2015, up 85%

Jun 6, 2016

Japan issued record number of visas to Chinese in 2015, up 85%

Japan handed out 3.78 million visas to Chinese nationals in 2015, up about 85 percent from the previous year as Chinese tourist arrivals increased on a weaker yen and relaxed visa rules, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. The record number issued to Chinese accounted ...

Mar 18, 2016

Visa fee waiver extended for disaster-zone tourists

The Foreign Ministry on Friday extended its visa fee waiver for tourists who visit Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures for five more years to help the region damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami recover. The ministry, which decided in 2011 to exempt ...

May 19, 2015

Japanese visa-free visits to Russian-held isles halted

A visit this month by Japanese to the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido under a visa-free exchange program has been canceled due to Russia’s request for the submission of certain travel documents, sources said. The documents, which Russia says have become necessary due to legal ...