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North Korean soccer teams arrive in Japan on specially issued visas

Dec 5, 2017

North Korean soccer teams arrive in Japan on specially issued visas

North Korea's men's and women's national soccer teams arrived Tuesday at Tokyo's Haneda airport from Beijing, gaining entry with visas issued despite Japan's ongoing ban on citizens from the country. The players are scheduled to take part in the East Asian Football Federation's upcoming E-1 ...

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

Sep 23, 2017

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The Justice Ministry has drafted guidelines to help companies that want to hire international students understand the types of jobs eligible for granting visas. The guidelines, released Friday, focus on fields related to creativity and culture, such as animation, manga, fashion, design and food. They ...

Dec 28, 2016

Russia easing visa requirements for Japanese

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it will loosen visa requirements for Japanese visitors as of Jan. 1. The ministry said a multiple-entry visa will be introduced for tourists and those visiting relatives and friends that are good for a maximum period of six months ...

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 for ...

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 tourists ...