Praise be: It is now ~easier~ for Filipinos to apply for multiple-entry visas to Japan. On August 1, 2018, the Japanese Embassy in Manila released a statement to the media revealing that the scope of people who are eligible to apply for multiple-entry visas "will be expanded."
According to CNN, Filipinos who want to stay in Japan longer for business and cultural purposes will benefit greatly from this new development.
One of the biggest changes in the terms of multiple-entry visas to Japan is that prior to this announcement, the visa was only valid for five years. Now, the validity period has been extended to 10 years.
The Japanese embassy relaxed its entry requirements in an effort to promote "people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines."
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