MOSCOW, December 26 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Federation Council has approved an agreement to simplify visa rules between Russia and Japan.
The document was signed in Tokyo on January 28, 2012.
According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Japan has already ratified the agreement.
The document aims to create favourable conditions for expanding mutual contacts between the two countries’ citizens and official representatives.
The agreement sets simplified rules for the issuance of single entry visas up to three months and multiple visas up to 36 months for a broad group of people, including entrepreneurs, scientists, academic staff, figures of culture, athletes, journalists and participants of the two countries’ regional exchange programs.