China withholds visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Dec 9, 2013

China withholds visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies’ investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders’ families. If authorities do not soon start approving renewals for visas due to expire ...

Britain to ease China visa applications

Oct 15, 2013

Britain to ease China visa applications

Britain says it will make it easier for China’s citizens to obtain visas, as it seeks a bigger share of the multibillion-dollar Chinese traveler market against stiff European competition. Finance minister George Osborne, who is in China leading a British trade delegation, promised the ...

| Aug 12, 2013

So you want to start a business in Japan?

by Keiji Senoo

Reader VS writes: “I am a Spanish national interested in getting information about how to start a business in Japan. What is the minimum required to invest for this purpose and how is this linked to obtaining a residence status? Any information — in ...

Apr 19, 2013

Tourism panel eyes easy visas

Easier visa requirements were recommended to the government Thursday to lift foreign tourism to Japan. The idea was among several proposals submitted by a Liberal Democratic Party tourism panel that are expected to be reflected in the government’s new policies on economic and fiscal ...