Japan introduces multiple-entry short-stay visa for Indians

Japan introduces multiple-entry short-stay visa for Indians

From today, the Government of Japan would issue multiple entry visas for short term entry to Indians (for ordinary passport holders). This decisiveness was taken following Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe’s announcement, when he paid visit to India earlier this January, that the nation would bring in multiple entry visas based on the acknowledgment that the sweetening of people-to-people alterations is important in order to extend relations between Indian and Japan.

The visas would be issued not just at Japanese diplomatic offices in India, but also at all Japanese Embassies as well as Consulate Generals abroad in light of the huge number of Indians who live outside the country.

The issuance of all these visas is expected to step-up the number of Indian visitors to Japan and improve convenience in business activities, thus further formulating bilateral exchanges between India and Japan.

Last year, the number of Indian tourists to Japan was around 75000, hitting the highest ever number of Indian visitor arrivals to Japan. The figure of Indian tourists to foreign nations, however, had already touched fifteen million in the year 2012, and it is anticipated that this number would further increase quite fast. So, the Government of Japan recognizes India as a high potential market that can serve to achieve their goal of attracting twenty million foreign tourists by the year 2020.