Filipinos Granted Over 400,000 Japan Visas in 2019

TOKYO – The number of Japanese visas issued to Filipino nationals has increased five percent in 2019, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) report said on Monday.

Japan has granted 433,583 visas to Filipino citizens last year, the second top recipient of Japanese visas after Chinese individuals (6,539,083). Other top recipients were Vietnamese (344,730) and Indonesians (248,256).

"When ranked by nationalities and regions, the top four recipients of Japanese visas were China, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia which accounted for around 90% of the total number of visas issued," MOFA said.

According to the report, Japan issued 8,277,340 visas overall last year, up by 19 percent from 2018. - Florenda Corpuz