Vietnam was the top recipient of Japanese visas last year, with a total of 15,434 people obtaining the official mark in their passports.
Per statistics of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam, China and the US accounted for around 40 percent of the total number of visas issued by the country in 2021.
Accordingly, Vietnamese nationals secured 17% of the total visas issued, followed by Chinese with 14% and Americans with 10%.
All embassies, consulates and consular offices of Japan issued 90,306 visas last year, a decrease of approximately 92% from the previous year. The reduction was attributable to strengthened border control measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the overseas diplomatic establishments, the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, the Philippines, and the Republic of Korea issued the highest number of visas.