October 12, 2013

Japan considers waving visas for tourists from from Thailand and Malaysia in a bid to increase tourism

"The government will examine relaxing visa requirements to encourage more tourists from emerging nations in Southeast Asia to visit Japan....determined it is necessary to lure more travelers from fast-growing economies to attain its goal of increasing the annual number of foreign visitors to 25 million by 2020...The government is expected to consider waiving visas for tourists from Thailand and Malaysia as well as offering multiple-entry visas to travelers from the Philippines and Vietnam, according to the sources."

Source: Japan to mull relaxing visa requirements for Southeast Asian tourists
APR 21, 2013
Japan Times

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