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Japan eases visa requirements for Filipinos

Japan opens its doors wider for Filipinos as the Japanese embassy announced Wednesday the relaxation of visa requirements for Philippine passport holders beginning this month.

The embassy said in a statement the number of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purpose and cultural and intellectual figures will be expanded. 

Tokyo Skytree (Wikimedia Commons)
Japan's cherry blossoms
In addition, the validity period of visas will be extended from five years to 10 years maximum. 

The relaxation of visa is based on the “Tourism Vision Realization Program 2018.” 

A colorful street in Japan
Itsukushima Shrine's torii gate (Wikimedia Commons)
“The abovementioned relaxation of visa requirements is expected to contribute to improvement of convenience for tourists and increase in repeat visitors, as well as further advancement of people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines,” said the Japanese Embassy. 

Topics: Japan , visa requirements , Japanese embassy , Filipinos , Philippine passport
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