Report from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines (screenshot 27 April 2014): Recently, false news have been circulating regarding the Japanese Visa for nationals of the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The news mentioned that Japan has lifted its Visa for the Philippines, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
The Embassy/ Consular office/ of Japan in the Philippines would like to clarify to the public that Japan has not lifted the visa requirements for nationals of the Philippines, Indonesia and Viet Nam contrary to the recent reports. However, Japan has opened multiple-entry Visas to nationals of the Philippines, Indonesia and Viet Nam. (Japan will continue to accept and deliver Visa applications for Japan through accredited agencies.)
For details about the Visa application and issuance of multiple-entry Visa please refer to the information at: (http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp)