Facts & Figures
Chiba in figures
|Districts||54 municipalities (37 cities, 16 towns, 1 village)|
For more information , please see the link: https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/english/introduction/industry.html
Public holidays in Japan in 2016
|Jan 1||New Year's Day|
|Jan 11||Coming of Age Day|
|Feb 11||National Foundation Day|
|Mar 20||Spring Equinox|
|Mar 21||Spring Equinox observed|
|Apr 29||Shōwa Day|
|May 3||Constitution Memorial Day|
|May 4||Greenery Day|
|May 5||Children's Day|
|Jul 18||Sea Day|
|Sep 19||Respect for the Aged Day|
|Sep 22||Autumn Equinox|
|Oct 10||Sports Day|
|Nov 3||Culture Day|
|Nov 23||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|Dec 23||Emperor's Birthday|
A convertible type of electrical appliance such as a hair dryer, travel iron and shaver will therefore be handy; otherwise a step-up transformer is required to convert the voltage.
There are no columnar-shaped plugs or 3-pin plugs used in Japan but 2-flat-pin plugs are used instead. It is therefore advised to purchase a plug adapter beforehand.
Shown below is a list of time differences between Japan and other major international cities.
Nationals of many countries are eligible to enter Japan without a visa unless the purpose of the visit is to reside in Japan, to obtain employment or to otherwise engage in remunerative activities.
The following is a list of nationals of countries that have "Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements" with Japan:
For a period of 90 days or less
For a period of 15 days or less
(*2) For nationals of Thailand (since July 1, 2013) and Serbia (since May 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.
(*3) For citizens of Hong Kong, visas are not required only for holders of Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by the Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China or British National Overseas (BNO) passports who have the right of residence in Hong Kong.
(*4) For citizens of Macao, visas are not required only for holders of SAR passport issued by the Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China.
(*5) For citizens of Taiwan, visas are not required only for holders of Taiwan passport which includes a personal identification number.
(*6) For nationals of Barbados (since April 1, 2010), Turkey (since April 1, 2011) and Lesotho (since April 1, 2010), visas are not required only for holders of Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards. Those who do not hold an MRP or ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.
(*7) For nationals of those countries with visa exemptions permitting stays of up to 6 months under the bilateral visa exemption arrangements, those who wish to stay in Japan for more than 90 days are required to apply for an extension of the period of stay to the Ministry of Justice (Regional Immigration Bureau) before the period of permitted stay is to expire.
(*8) Nationals of Peru (since July 15, 1995) and Colombia (since February 1, 2004), are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.