Visa-free entry possible again
The Japanese embassy has just confirmed visa-free entry from October 11, 2022. From this point on, there is no longer any obligation to apply for a visa for tourist and business trips to Japan.
This applies to German citizens, among others - other nationalities must be checked. Entry before October 11, 2022 is still subject to a visa requirement.
An overview of the countries that allow visa-free entry can be found here.