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Friday, August 05, 2005

Radio Australia - News - Japan drops visa requirement for Taiwanese visitors

Radio Australia - News - Japan drops visa requirement for Taiwanese visitorsJapan has decided to drop the visa requirement for visitors from Taiwan, as part of efforts to boost tourism.

Japan had already suspended visas for Taiwanese tourists between March 25 and September 25 to encourage them to attend the World Exposition, an international showcase of technology in central Aichi prefecture.

A bill has now been approved unanimously by the upper house of parliament, dropping the visa requirement altogether, from September 26.

Japan has also temporarily suspended its visa requirement for South Koreans so they can travel to the World Exposition.

The Japanese government has launched a "Visit Japan" campaign, aimed at drawing 10 million foreign tourists in 2010 compared with 5.73 million in 2003.

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