By: Tang Pei-chun and Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) A few Taiwanese citizens have been denied visa-free entry to Japan in
recent months because they were unable to explain their frequent visits to the neighboring country, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
After they were denied entry, those citizens sought help from Taiwan’s representative office in Japan, said Roger Luo (羅添宏), deputy director-general of the foreign ministry’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, at a regular press conference.
Japanese authorities thought that the Taiwanese citizens had been traveling too frequently to Japan – each averaging about two or three visits per month – and were unable to clearly explain their travel plans, which violates the visa-waiver regulations, he said. [FULL STORY]