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Acquisition of Press visa

Vol.04
Matthew Firestone様(U.S.A)
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 Dear Miyagawa-san & Saito-san,

  I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks for all of the hard work you both did in helping me receive my journalist visa.

 For the past several years, I have been working as a guidebook author for Lonely Planet and BBC Worldwide, as well as a blogger for AOL Travel. While I have written travel-related content for destinations around the world, my increasing interest in Japanese culture and language prompted me to create a home base in Tokyo.

 Since my employers do not have branch offices in Japan, I was very concerned about the legal difficulties involved in acquiring the proper visa for my particular situation. After an extremely professional consultation, I was properly advised to pursue a journalist visa, and given explicit instructions on the subtleties involved in making a proper application to immigration.

 I am please to say that I am now in possession of a three-year journalist visa, which will enable me to continue with my writing, and to hopefully pursue more Japan-related projects in the near future. I am also working on a new guidebook to Hokkaido, which should hit bookstores both in Japan and abroad sometime in late 2009.

 Once again, thank you so much for your guidance and for your support. Had I not taken the opportunity to visit ACROSEED, it is very likely that I would not presently be in Japan.

Take care, and best wishes.
Matthew Firestone

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