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Japanese heritage visa?

Postby I-samu » Mon 07.09.2007 2:27 am

So...
me and my friend want to stay in Japan for a year or so.
I am half Japanese and he is 1/3.
We both have at least 1 parent that was born and raised in Japan, and we both have family in Japan that we know and plan to stay with.

We were wondering if there was such thing as a Heritage visa?
I read something about it. Some guy I know has a Japanese American friend who calls it a Nikkei visa, and she has to take in her mom's birth certificate and proof of relatives living in Japan to receive it, but I can't find it on any site.
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 07.09.2007 7:16 am

I'm guessing it is probably the very last one on this page:
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/04.html

Have you considered the radical step of contacting the Japanese Embassy?

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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby keatonatron » Mon 07.09.2007 7:42 am

Mike Cash wrote:
(How the heck does a person get to be 1/3 something?)


I was wondering the same thing...

Maybe 5 of his great-great-grandparents were Japanese (5/16) and he just rounds it up.
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby spin13 » Mon 07.09.2007 10:38 am

Mike Cash wrote:
(How the heck does a person get to be 1/3 something?)


Blood transfer?
You're probably not as smart as you think.
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby I-samu » Mon 07.09.2007 4:22 pm

Sorry guys I meant 1/4!!
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby I-samu » Mon 07.09.2007 4:35 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
I'm guessing it is probably the very last one on this page:
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/04.html

Have you considered the radical step of contacting the Japanese Embassy?

(How the heck does a person get to be 1/3 something?)

How can I contact an embassy?
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby AJBryant » Mon 07.09.2007 6:08 pm

You're kidding, right? You have a computer, you have an internet connection, and you have Google.
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RE: Japanese heritage visa?

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 07.10.2007 5:44 am

AJBryant wrote:
You're kidding, right? You have a computer, you have an internet connection, and you have Google.


I put:

japanese embassy us

into Google and that worthless search engine took a whole 0.18 seconds to return results with the Japanese Embassy site as the first result!
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Postby keatonatron » Tue 07.10.2007 9:24 am

Mike Cash wrote:
into Google and that worthless search engine took a whole 0.18 seconds to return results with the Japanese Embassy site as the first result!


What a piece of crap. I'll stick with my yellow pages, thank you.
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