According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) government website, nationals and citizens from 68 countries do not require visas to enter Japan when their visits are for tourism, commerce, conferences, or visiting acquaintances. What does this mean? It means if you’re a national or citizen of one of the countries on the MOFA website, you can enter Japan, and at the discretion of Immigration officials, obtain a temporary visitor stamp valid for 15 days, 30 days, or even up to 90 days, and then may continue with sightseeing or commerce activities such as attending international expositions, trade fairs, market research, and business networking. It’s a very foreigner-friendly way of visiting and doing business on the island of Japan!
Some of the “90 Days” Visa Exemption countries include:
> United States
> United Kingdom
> New Zealand
> Hong Kong
When their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting acquaintances, etc.
For the full list of Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay) nationalities, please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) website
(However, if a foreign national is seeking employment-income from an employer in Japan, an appropriate visa should be obtained prior to making a landing permission application at a port of entry).