On June 21, the government of Japan announced a forthcoming new online system for visa-exempt visitors to obtain travel authorization. The online system is part of a larger plan for managing and accepting foreign travelers, workers, and tourists.

Key Information
  • Under the new system, visa-exempt foreign nationals who are visiting Japan will have to provide the purpose of their visit to Japan.
  • Japan’s Immigration Services Agency has not finalized the details of the program as of the time of this announcement.
Erickson Insights & Analysis

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