Good News! Japan government and the ruling coalition are making arrangements to waive visas for tourists from the Philippines as one of the initiatives in a revised action plan due out in June 2014 to make Japan a tourism-oriented country, government sources said Monday.
Golden Hall and Five-storied Pagoda (Photos courtesy of Wikipedia)
According to Kyodo News, the visa waiver is also being eyed for tourists from Indonesia and Vietnam. This government proposed initiative aims to attract more tourists from Southeast Asia. This proposed visa waiver for filipinos is also part of the revised action plan due this June to make Japan a tourism-oriented country.
Japan is seeking to increase its annual number of foreign visitors to 20 million in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the report said.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also looking to tourism as a pillar of its strategy to spur the country’s economic growth. (Kyodo News)