Foreign Ministry of Japan is planning to simplify multiple-entry visa rules for Wealthy Chinese visitors. Doing so will ease tensions between the two nations, and also bring in more revenues to Japan.
Japan issues two types of visas to Chinese tourists – single-entry and multiple-entry visit visas. The former is only for a one time use, while the latter can be used to enter Japan more than once as long as the visa is valid.
Chinese visitors to Japan currently have to spend a night in Okinawa Prefecture or in Iwate, Miyagi or Fukushima prefectures which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011.
The Foreign Ministry is closely considering the idea of removing these travel restrictions, and instead putting restrictions that prevent Chinese travellers from misusing their visa and carrying out illegal activities in the country.
That apart, it is said that the ministry also aims to allow Chinese visitors to obtain multiple-entry visa and teach Japan related subjects to improve Chinese impression of Japan.
Statistics reveal that Japan issued 970,000 visas to Chinese, of which 45,044 were multiple-entry visas.
Source: Japan Times
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