Japan softens its immigration rules to lure foreign tourists

February 15, 2016
As per the local media report, Japan is planning to soften its immigration rules for attracting additional overseas tourists, mainly from Asian countries.

Japan softens its immigration rules to lure foreign tourists

Shinzo Abe, Japan Prime Minister, is expecting increase the yearly number of overseas tourists to around 20 million by the year 2020, taking the benefit of the influence that would provide the Paralympics and the Olympic Games that are going to held in Tokyo, although it might reach that target even more quickly.

Last year, Japanese archipelago had witnessed the record number of overseas tourists for the third successive year with around 19.73 million tourists.

Earlier the Japanese government had eased the requirement of visa for the Indian citizens, and it is now planning to ease the requirements of visa for the citizen from Vietnam. 

As per the official television and radio broadcaster NHK, the authorities from Japan is also planning to start the latest system of facilitating the access to the nation for the citizen of Taipei and South Korea, that the tourists in Japan is only exceeded by the tourists from China.

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