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Government Relaxes Policies Allowing Foreign Licensed Attorneys to Practice Law in Japan

In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of international arbitration cases in Japan in view of the vast growth of foreign companies in the country. However, due to the chronic labor shortage in Japan as a result of its aging population, low birth rate and a decline in inward migration, only a small

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March 2, 2020

Japan In Need of More Foreign Licensed Legal Professionals

Due to the chronic labor shortage in the Land of the Rising Sun as consequence of its aging population, low birth rate and decline in inward migration, the Japanese government aspires to open more and more doors of employment opportunities for foreign nationals who seek to engage in a gainful opportunity in Japan.   One of the much

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March 2, 2020

Specified Skilled Worker Visa Introduced to Address Chronic Labor Shortage

One of the most notable changes introduced in the recently amended immigration policies of Japan is the introduction of an additional residence visa category in Japan which is the “Specified Skilled Worker” visa. Foreign nationals who may not have achieved a high educational attainment such as a college or university graduate are welcome to apply under the Specified Skilled

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February 28, 2020

Council for the Promotion of Acceptance of Highly-Skilled Professionals Explains Concept and Perks of the Visa

The Land of the Rising Sun is in dire need of highly skilled foreign professionals in order to sustain the country’s economic growth and development despite its chronic labor shortage in various sectors and industries as a result of Japan’s aging population, low birth rate and a vast decline in inward migration. In view of the expertise, wide

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February 28, 2020

Japan Imposes New Measures and System to Attract More Foreign Professionals and Skilled Workers

Known to many countries across the globe, Japan is currently dealing with the effects of its aging population as a result of low birth rate and decline in inward migration. One of the most notable consequences of this social issue is the chronic labor shortage experienced by various sectors and industries in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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February 27, 2020

Two Instances that Enable Foreign Professionals to Avail of Green Card in Japan

The Japanese government deems it to be in the best of the country to encourage the influx of more and more foreign professionals in the Land of the Rising Sun. Having highly skilled foreign professionals can be considered as a big asset to promote the economic growth of Japan considering that the potential of these foreign professionals to

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February 27, 2020

Less Stringent Requirements Imposed by New Immigration Control Act in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is currently dealing with chronic labor shortage as a result of its aging population, low birth rate and a vast decline in inward migration. This social issue has prompted the Japanese government through its National Diet to amend the strict immigration policies in the country that used to provide stringent requirements for

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February 26, 2020

Japan Established Point System to Determine Foreign Professionals Eligible for Preferential Treatment

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently dealing with the consequences of its aging population as a result of its low birth rate and decline in inward migration. With the dearth in the number of professionals in Japan, the government is concerned that it might create an impact in the

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February 26, 2020

Japanese Government Acknowledges the Importance of Conversational Japanese for Foreign Workers

One of the major challenges that foreign nationals have to deal with as a direct consequence of working in a non English speaking country is the difficulty in understanding and comprehending daily conversations both at company premises and in the society in general due to the apparent language barrier. It is thus essential for foreign workers who aspire

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February 25, 2020

Japanese Companies to Implement Changes in Work Policies to Accommodate Foreign Workers

With the gradual influx of foreign workers in Japan after the amendment of the country’s immigration policy as a means to address the issue on chronic labor shortage, another matter that Japanese domestic companies have to deal with is the introduction of work place reforms in order to accommodate the special needs and preferences of foreign workers and

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February 25, 2020