Japan to ease visa requirements for Filipino business travelers

Kyodo News

Posted at Jul 31 2018 05:48 PM

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A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo on September 21, 2016. Japan will loosen visa requirements for Filipino visitors with business purposes on Wednesday, with the aim of promoting exchanges of people between the two countries. File/Toru Hanai, Reuters

TOKYO—Japan will loosen visa requirements for Filipino visitors with business purposes on Wednesday, with the aim of promoting exchanges of people between the two countries.

The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the maximum validity period of multiple-entry visas for Filipino visitors will be extended from the current 5 years to 10 years, while the scope of applicants eligible for the visas will be also expanded.

Medical doctors, lawyers and certified public accountants will also be applicable to visas for cultural and intellectual figures, which Japan has restricted to some occupations such as university professors.