Relaxed Requirements Under the First Category of Specified Skilled Worker Visa

Last April 2019, the National Diet or Legislature of Japan implemented a major change in the immigration policies of Japan which used to provide stringent requirements for foreign nationals who aspire to land a job in the country. Based on the amended immigration control act, a new residence visa status is introduced under the “Specified Skilled Worker Visa.”

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February 3, 2020

Specified Skilled Worker Visa Comes In Two Categories

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently experiencing a workforce setback as a result of its aging population and low birth rate over the years. Consequently, quite a number of industries and sectors in Japan are highly affected by the issues on chronic labor shortage.   The fourteen identified fields

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February 3, 2020

Japanese Government Seeks to Attract More Skilled Workers In Fourteen Identified Sectors

In view of Japan’s shrinking and aging population as a result of the country’s low birth rate and a decline in inward migration, various sectors and industries in the Land of the Rising Sun are currently suffering from chronic labor shortage. Among these establishments, fourteen specific sectors are said to suffer the worst form of workforce setback as

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January 14, 2020

Incorporating Music into Japanese Language Studies Develops Fluency

Hundreds of thousands of globetrotters and anime lovers across the globe have expressed their interest in learning the Japanese language. Some of them find it useful to stroll around the beautiful sightseeing spots in Japan, try out its iconic cuisines and experience the country’s distinctive culture and tradition if they have at least a working knowledge of the

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October 4, 2019

Overseas Workers in Japan Should be Equipped with Japanese Language Proficiency

One of the issues that the Land of the Rising Sun has to deal with in recent years is its shrinking population as a result of low birth weight and declining inward migration. This resulted in a consistent increase in the number of senior citizens in the country and consequently an apparent labor shortage in various business sectors

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September 10, 2019

Japanese Government Committed to Enhance Nihongo Class for Foreign Residents

Since the Japanese government relaxed its immigration laws effective April 1, 2019, more and more foreign nationals are looking forward to seek for long term employment in the Land of the Rising Sun. With the introduction of the new visa program, the country seeks to attract more than three hundred forty five thousand overseas workers over the next

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June 24, 2019

Bill seeks to enhance Japanese Language Education for Foreign Residents

A bill promoting Japanese Language Education among foreign nationals residing in the Land of the Rising Sun was recently passed by the government’s House of Representatives. The bill has been forwarded to the Upper House for its consideration and approval. Its proponents seek to have the bill enacted into law by the entire bicameral legislature or the National

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June 10, 2019

The Millennial Approach to Learning Nihongo

 With Japan’s aging society and shrinking workforce, the government has decided to open its borders to foreign workers than watch the economy of Japan die. Despite the skyrocketing increase in the demand for foreign workers, the (Nihongo) language skill remains one of the main barriers in the recruitment. We sat down in an interview

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January 16, 2019

Foreign Workers Now Wanted and Needed; Old Laws Dying

Japan’s aging population and shrinking workforce have seen to changes in immigration laws. The new immigration law approved earlier this month is somewhat flawed though many observers hold it as necessary. There are other views to this new law as well but the most obvious is that Japan must either open it’s borders or watch

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January 10, 2019

Advisers support aid for foreign workers with new residential status

The ministry of labor will enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.   The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s plan is the stationing of about 170 people — advisers who will visit the

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December 11, 2018