You should be able to find an answer to basic questions about visa types and applications in our Visa FAQ page.

You also will find an extensive list of Japanese embassies and consulates around the world with links. This is always where you should inquire first as they are the most qualified to answer your questions.

If you have a visa problem or need advice that the embassy or consulate cannot give you you can ask it on this forum.

Tips from experienced foreigners in Japan are also welcomed.