To all who responded
My point is that when I arrival in Tokyo- Japan 2018 to replace the Chief Engineer of the USNS ship in Okinawa - American base White beach
I missed the flight to Okinawa because I didn't have a visa. Even the company that sent me there didn't know I needed a visa.
After great controversy and a pretty solid price, I managed to get a visa.
Good luck to all who go to third countries for crew change.
So that is the point .We are far behind.