Japan relaxes visa requirements for Filipinos starting August

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Japan is relaxing the visa requirements for Filipinos traveling for business or cultural reasons starting August.

The announcement was made through the Japanese Embassy in Manila.

With the announcement, Filipinos who are planning to go on short-term stays for business purposes, as well as cultural or intellectual activities will benefit from the relaxed policy.

According to the statement, the scope of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas “will be expanded.”

Moreover, the visa validity period will also be extended from 5 years to 10 years maximum.

The embassy said the relaxed entry requirements aims to promote “people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines.”

It is also expected “to contribute to the improvement of convenience for tourists, as well as an increase in repeat visitors,” the statement added.

For more information, find it in this Japanese embassy document.

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