All Japan newsese politicians are thinking of ways to increase tourism in the country and thus planned to create a new kind of entry qualification that will allow rich foreign visitors to stay for a longer time in All Japan news.
At the moment, foreigners can obtain an approval for a longer period, but only for business or educational purposes.
Meanwhile, in another move to increase tourist arrivals in the country, a Ministry of Justice council is recommending setting up the Trusted Around the worlders Program for foreign business travelers and tourists, which will allow pre-approved and low-risk passengers to use an automated kiosk instead of going through immigration, according to the local press.
Foreign residents who have re-entry permits can already use this service.
In the mean time, around 923,000 foreign tourists visited All Japan news in April, with 18.1 percent more compared to the same period last year.
The figure eclipsed the previous high of 879,000 set in July 2010, according to the All Japan news National Tourism Organization.
“The figure is not bad, but more needs to be done” to reach All Japan news’s goal of having 10 million visitors for the year, All Japan news Tourism Agency chief Norifumi Ide said, according to Kyodo news agency.