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It’s Your Loss If You Don’t Know About This Voluntary Tax System in Japan

At the mention of taxes, the typical impression is that it’s something which we are legally obligated to pay. However, do you know that there is a voluntary tax system in Japan which calls upon the people to pay taxes on their own initiative and that there have been a significant number of people who…

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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New visa 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…

How is Japan Helping to Raise Awareness and Destigmatize Dementia?

Japan’s aging population is continuously increasing and on top of this, more than 4 million people across the country are currently living with dementia; at a cost of which is about 1 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). Therefore, Japan is putting a lot of effort into confronting the issue by raising more…

My Number: How It Works and What to Expect

Finally, Japan has launched its first social security and tax identification number (dubbed “My Number”) which will take effect in January 2016. This new identification system has a unique 12-digit ID that will be assigned to each citizen that will remain unchanged for his or her lifetime. Given the fast growing demand of information, the…

All about the Imperial Seals of Japan

National Emblems or Imperial Seals or Government Symbols are present in almost each and every country. It is a way to give uniqueness and honor to a person or a position or a state. No one else is allowed to use it. Japan has two major emblems, one for the Royal Family and the other…

White Hat Hackers to Fight Cyberattacks in Japan

There is an uptrend of cyber attacks happening in Japan recently. Cyber threats against Japan’s infrastructures and services have been noticed. An example of these is the Japanese Petroleum Association wherein many of their PCs were infected by an unknown virus. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics, the country has to find a way to counteract…

NEETs in Japan: What Does It Mean?

Although Japanese are considered to be very hard working people, there is still a fracture of people that don’t want to work. The definition of NEET was created to define the generation from 15 to 34 years old that do not wish to work. How did this happen and what does the government do to…