While visiting Brazil in August last year, I attended meetings with many nikkeis, such as representatives from Kenjinkai Association, and received strong requests related to the exemption of the conditions for the short-term visa application for Brazilians.
After this visit, along with people related to the subject, we act in different ways carrying out related proposals for Japanese government authorities. Today, we obtained the first step with the decision of the ‘multi visa’ introduction, which has been announced in the Japanese-Brazilian Joint Statement during the visit of Prime Minister Abe to Brazil.
It was a good news I received in less than 1 year after my visit to Brazil, and the desire of the representatives of Kenjinkai done, making me very satisfied.
I sincerely thank you all who helped in the government request activities.
This time it was the decision on the multi visa introduction, but I hope it takes effect as soon as possible and then we can move to the visa exemption. I hope that this decision contributes even more to the exchange between the brother states of Mie and São Paulo, and that improves the exchange between Brazil and Japan.
August 2, 2014
Governor of Mie, Suzuki Eikei