(IMPORTANT) Update-to-date news about VISA

We have recently received the following news about VISA.

1. The local Japanese embassies or consulates in certain countries require in-person interviews, and the schedule is pretty much filled with them.
2. The Japanese government has begun discussions to remove restrictions on the number of people entering Japan and restart individual tourism. We have called the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) but have not received a clear answer as to whether this will happen in time for IROS in October.

Thus, we encourage you to check with the Japanese embassies or consulate in your country as soon as possible. If you need assistance applying for a business visa to enter Japan, don’t hesitate to contact the designated JTB representative.

JTB Corp., Western Japan MICE Branch
JTB Bldg. 6F, 2-1-25, Kyutaromachi
Chuo-ku Osaka 541-0056
TEL: +81-6-6210-5405 FAX: +81-6-6210-5423
Email: iros2022-registration(at)jtb.com

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Please also refer to the following government page for more information.
(Visa) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html
(COVID-19 Policies) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html