The foreign ministry of Japan announced on 16 December that it would ease visa requirements for Russians entering their country for a short-term stay.
To be effective from 1 January next year, the unilateral decision was taken as Vladimir Putin, Russian President, arrived in the East Asian country.
This move is aimed at improving ties between the two countries, said Xinhua citing the Japanese media.
As per this decision, Russian visitors would be eligible to receive multiple-entry visas for visiting the Land of the Rising Sun for short periods of stay for business, cultural and conference purposes. The visas maximum validity period would also be extended to five years from the present three.
In addition, citizens of Russia who are funding themselves while applying for the short-term stay visas will no longer need to furnish from a guarantor a letter of reference.
Putin arrived in Japan for a two-day visit to have discussions with Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, on both territorial issues and economic cooperation.
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