Husband or Wife of Foreign Scientists in Japan May Work Sans Separate Visa

The Land of the Rising Sun is highly regarded as one of the most scientifically advanced nations in the world with a progressive economy. One of the reasons for the continuous upward trend in the growth and development of Japan is that Japanese companies are known for their efficiency, hardworking employees and production of outputs with excellent quality.


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For this reason, a lot of people from different countries across the globe prefer to purchase merchandises, tools and equipments that are made in Japan in order to ensure that they have high quality and modern features that will always come in handy.


However, despite the success of Japan in terms of economic performance and scientific advancements, the country falls short of the work force standards that are necessary for the continuous growth of Japan. While it is true that Japan is abundant in economic and modern resources especially in the field of science, it does not have enough human resources.


With the dearth of people in the working age population, Japan is in need of more and more professionals in various sectors and fields with a big impact in the economy. This is one of the consequences of the country’s aging population, low birth rate and vast decline in inward migration.


In order to entice more and more highly skilled foreign professionals in Japan, its government through its National Diet amended the Immigration Control act that used to provide for stringent requirements on foreign nationals who aspire to work and reside in Japan.


Under the new immigration policy, highly skilled professionals such as lawyers, scientists, engineers, business executives and academic researchers, among others are granted preferential benefits and advantage such as easing the requirements of acquiring a green card or permanent residency visa.


Moreover, the husband or wife of a foreign professionals who successfully acquires the visa may be allowed to work in Japan without the need of going through the stringent process and requirements of getting a separate working visa.


Reference: Highly-Skilled Foreign Professional Visa for Japan: How and Why to Apply


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