immigration

Is Mass Immigration the Only Way to Save Japan?

Many years ago before I came to Japan, I was taking part in a short-term intensive Japanese study facility to prepare for my coming trip. One of the students ahead of me in the class went a few weeks before my cohort and I. We sent him a letter asking, “What’s Japan like?” In his…

Important Things to Know About Japan’s Refugee Policy

According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who is living outside of one’s home country in fear of being persecuted on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, or social or political affiliation and is unable to return home. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as war, and regular…

Want to Live in Japan Permanently? Here’s How to Become a Citizen

Do you want to live in Japan permanently, and enjoy the safety, security, and stability that comes with being a citizen here? You wouldn’t be the first to want to or try to achieve this. After all, Japan is seen as a great place to set up home for many people over the world. Particularly…

Things You Need To Know About Your Japanese Residence Card

A residence card is called a ‘Zairyu Card’. It usurped the alien registration card (gaikokujin-toroku-shomeisho) from July 9th, 2012. Here are some rules and safety tips associated with the residence card every foreign resident in Japan should know about. Obtaining a Residence Card 法務省が新在留管理制度を発足した。在留カードを提示出来ない外国人は不法在留者である可能性が高く、社員やパートで雇用する事は違法で犯罪行為を助長することになる! pic.twitter.com/psBMPC0KiT — 無能・無策な民進党は壊滅せよ! (@k03168452) September 4, 2017 Before 9th July 2012,…

Becoming Japanese – an impossible task?

Whether you’ve spent the last decade in Japan or you’ve just fantasized about how it’d feel like to live there, from your cozy room at home, there is a tendency among Japan lovers to try to identify as much as possible with the Japanese natives. From an American and European point of view, there is…