Travel News: Japan lifts visa requirement for ASEAN countries

06/26/2013 liza 0Comment

This is a very good news for travelers like us. I just hope that people will not abuse this. Here’s the excerpt of the news.

World Bulletin/News Desk

Japan has lifted visa requirements for a number of ASEAN countries including Thailand and Malaysia to help spur the nation’s tourism industry and to develop relationships with Southeast Asian countries.

According to Foreign Ministry’s pronouncement, visa exemption will be effective for Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Viet Nam after July, 1. Ministry underlined the decision is adopted to celebrate “40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.” Visa exemption is valid for short time visit no longer than 15 days. Japan cautioned those travelers who want to stay longer must still need a visa.

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