Media: Tokyo is studying the question of the abolition of entry visas for Russians
TOKYO, February 15. /TASS/. The government of Japan is studying the question of the effective abolition of short-term visas for citizens of Russia. This was announced on Friday, the Sankei newspaper, citing sources.
Visa to enter Japan for a stay within 90 days, reports the publication, would not be necessary if the citizen of Russia pre-register at the Japanese consular post details of your passport.
It is also intended to allow multiple visa-free entry for a specified period of time.
According to the newspaper, the timing of the introduction of such a system is not yet defined. This question, according to the publication, may be addressed at the meeting of the foreign Ministers of Japan and Russia, which is expected to be held tentatively on 16 February in Munich in the framework of the forthcoming International conference on security issues.
Japan in response to the Moscow twice already greatly facilitated the conditions for the issuance of entry visas for Russian citizens. As a result, in 2018, according to Tokyo, the number of visitors to Japan, the Russians made up almost 95 thousand people, an increase of 23% compared to the previous year.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 22 January after negotiations in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the parties had set a goal to strengthen relations in the field of tourism and to increase mutual tourist flow up to 400 thousand by 2023. The easing of the visa regime, as suggested in Tokyo, creates more favorable conditions for negotiations on a peace Treaty between the two countries.