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Visa Waiver for Indonesian Nationals Based on a System of E-Passport Registration

December 1, 2014

1. On December 1, the visa waiver for Indonesian nationals possessing ordinary e-passports will be commenced, based on a system of registering e-passports.

2. Specifically, Indonesian nationals who have registered their e-passports to diplomatic missions of Japan in Indonesia (the embassy, consulates-general, or the consulate) will be able to enter Japan for fifteen days during the period of three years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.

3. This measure forms one part of the relaxation of visa requirements announced at a meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Promotion of Japan as a Tourism-Oriented Country in June this year, and is expected to contribute to Japan becoming a tourism-oriented country with an ambition to attract as many as 20 million foreign visitors, to the Growth Strategy, as well as to the promotion of people-to-people exchanges.

(* The above is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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