I am an Indian and I applied for a visa to Japan. We normally have to pay a visa fee of 440INR, but on my form, the person who took my documents circled "Gratis" and told me that I don't have to pay anything.
I didn't ask then but I got really curious later. Why was I exempted from visa fees?
Edit: I applied for the Short term stay visa for 90 days, with an invitation from a Japanese national