1. Who needs visa to visit Japan?
As of Oct. 11th, 2022, Japanese government has changed the immigration policy back to what it was before COVID-19.
Please visit the following website for details: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html
For more details please look it up in the following websites:
1．Border Measures by Japanese Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
2．COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
3．Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay, currently suspended)
4．Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions
2. Invitation Letter
If you are required to submit an invitation letter for visa application, you will need to receive one from the person in charge of the places you will be visiting or staying in Japan. Usually, if the purpose of your visit to Japan is to attend conferences such as ISLA-7, the conference chairman should be writing an invitation letter to you. In the case of ISLA-7, that is Prof. Yoshi Hirooka, Chubu University.
Please click here3 to download an example invitation letter, and click here4 to download an example guarantor letter. If they are good enough, please let him know, so that these letters will be sent to you by airmail. Please be advised to allow a month or so to obtain a visa after the Japanese Embassy has received these letters.