Japan

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Japan

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Quick Facts
Capital Tokyo
Government Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Currency yen (JPY)
Language Japanese
Population 127,463,611 (July 2006 est.)
Religion Shinto and Buddhism (often both), Christian (0.7%)
Electricity 100V/50 or 60Hz (American plug)
Calling Code +81
Time Zone UTC+9
  • Visitors from 59 countries can visit Japan without a visa, including most Western nations, and can obtain a 90-day "landing permission" on arrival (many European nationalities are permitted up to 180 days).

Contents

Passport

  • Passport valid for the duration of intended stay in Japan required by all nationals.

Visa requirements

Types of visa and cost

  • Tourist visa: application to be obtained from the embassy of Japan on hand. The visas will be issued on the third day of submission of application.
  • Business Visa: application to be obtained from the embassy of Japan on hand. The visas will be issued on the third day of submission of application.
  • Employment Visa: application to be obtained from the embassy of Japan on hand. The visas will be issued on the third day of submission of application.
  • Notes: As the type of documents required for the application may differ according to the purpose of your visit, the applicant is advised to check with the Japanese Embassy or consulate beforehand.
Russia, Japan to Simplify Visa Regime, Russia and Japan have agreed to simplify visa formalities for some categories of citizens from both countries, a source in the Japanese Foreign Ministry is quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. Russianspy.org

Useful tips

  • Whether or not they hold a visa, visitors who do not possess visible means of support for their stay, onward or return tickets and other documents for their next destination may be refused entry.

Japan Embassies and/or Consulates

  • Australia

112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia
Tel: 02-6273-3244
Fax: 02-6273-1848
Website: http://www.japan.org.au/
Email: mailto:embofjpn@ozemail.com.au

  • Canada

255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9E6
Tel: 613-241-8541
Fax: 613-241-7415
Email: mailto:infocul@embassyjapancanada.org

  • Germany

Kaiserstr. 11 60311 Frankfurt
Tel: 30-210-940
Fax: 30-2109-4222
Website: http://www.embjapan.de/
Email: mailto:info@embjapan.de

  • UK

101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT
Tel: 020-7465-6500
Fax: 020-7491-9347
Website: http://www.embjapan.org.uk/
Email: mailto:info@embjapan.org.uk

  • USA

2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008-2869
Tel: 202-238-6700
Fax: 202-328-2187
Website: http://www.embjapan.org/

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