Expanded Issuance of Visas under Japan-ROK Working Holiday Program

March 30, 2006

  1. The exchange of Notes Verbale concerning working holiday visas between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Korea took place on March 29 (Wed) in Tokyo. The exchange of such Notes Verbale will increase the number of annual issuance of working holiday visas by both Governments under the Japan-ROK Working Holiday Program from the current 1,800 to 3,600 in 2006.
  2. This increase, which will be implemented as part of the Japan-ROK Joint Projects for the Future that supports youth, sport and the grass-roots exchanges, is expected to contribute to expanding people-to-people exchange between the two countries and to promoting mutual understanding among young people.

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