The government decided on December 8 to offer a three-year, multiple-entry visa for Japanese nationals to facilitate and attract more investment and tourists. The decision was made by Prime Minister Hun Sen during the 5th year anniversary of Minibea, a Japanese motor assembly plant at Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone. It came shortly after he gave the same approval for China and South Korea. The prime minister said that with rising investment from Japan in Cambodia – and the launch of direct flights between Tokyo and Phnom Penh – the long-term visa for Japanese businessmen and tourists would add to the convenience. “A few days ago we decided to offer a three-year visa to China and Korea. Now, we have agreed to offer the same three-year visa so that Japanese investors get a visa stamp only once. They can use it for a three-year period to come in and out of Cambodia and adding the direct flight is more convenience,” said Mr. Hun Sen. In September, All Nippon Airways started direct flights from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Phnom Penh International Airport. The airway operates one flight per day, seven days a week.