Japan on 3 July 2014 issued multiple entry visas for short term stay to Indians. The visas will allow Indian visitors to spend up to 15 days on a visit and the visas are likely to be valid for three years.
The multiple entry visas will be issued at the Japanese diplomatic missions in India and also at all the Japanese embassies and Consulate Generals overseas.
The decision will increase the number of Indian tourists to Japan and improve convenience in business activities and further development of bilateral exchanges between the two countries.
The decision was taken in the backdrop of the announcement made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visited India in January 2014. As per the announcement, Japan Government will introduce multiple entry visas to enhance the people to people exchange between the two countries.