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Japan Mulls Waiving Visas for Vietnamese

As part of a plan to increase tourism revenue, Japan is considering waiving visas for visitors from Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Tuoi Tre, citing Kyodo News, reports that in June, Japanese authorities will consider a revision to visa procedures in an effort to boost the annual number of tourists to 20 million.

Last year, 80,000 Vietnamese visited Japan, a number bolstered by a loosening of visas policies which allowed them to extend their trip to Japan to a maximum of 15 days and make multi-trips within three years.

Japan currently waives visas for tourists from 54 countries and territories.

[Tuoi Tre // Photo via Elvin]