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New Initiatives Following the Revision of the Immigration Control Law

jp.fotolia.com/ On the days preceding the Japanese government’s revision of the Immigration Control Law, which establishes two new visa residency statuses so that in April 2019 Japan can start accepting blue-collar workers from Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, and another country that is yet to be selected, several concerns surrounding Japan’s Technical…
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SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs

SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs jp.fotolia.com/ Choosing a cell phone provider can indeed cause one of those headaches expats who have recently arrived in Japan experience when trying to settle down in their new city. Spending hundreds of yen at a local Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi might sound like a tempting option, but…
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New visas statuses! New policy! Permanent residency is now possible?!

The Japanese Government is proceeding with the revisions of the Immigration Control Law in order to welcome more foreign workers. A proposal has been established within the year and by 2019, April, a new system might be added. New proposal. New visas! jp.fotolia.com/ The Immigration’s control law is quite old; it came into effect in…

4 Things to Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet in Japan

For many people, Japan is the safest country in the world. In other words, the chances of getting your wallet or any valuable item stolen are quite low in Japan when compared to other countries. Although violent crimes are rare, pickpocketing and other stealth crimes are pretty common in urban areas, especially in Tokyo’s Akasaka…

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,…