Visa-Free Japan Trips for Pinoys
Ringo | On 15, Apr 2014
Filipinos who wanted to see the beauty of Japan might no longer apply for tourist visa, a leading Japan news agency reported.
Kyodo, on Monday, reported that the government might soon “waive visas for tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam” as part of the country’s tourism plan aiming to boost the country’s tourist arrivals in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“The initiative… is envisioned as Japan seeks to achieve its goal of increasing the annual number of foreign visitors to 20 million in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” Kyodo said.
This action might be implemented starting this June.
In June last year, Japan allowed multiple-entry visas for citizens from Southeast Asian countries, including Philippines. Such visa has only been issued only to those traveling for commercial purposes; specialists and government officials; and immediate family members of Japan residents. Holders of such may stay in Japan for 15 days. Their visas will immediately expire after three years. A similar easy visa policies has been applied for Vietnam people.
Japan is known for implementing strict visa application for tourists. Applicants must have to submit document for prove their eligibility like financial statements.