May 19, 2015

Japanese visa-free visits to Russian-held isles halted

A visit this month by Japanese to the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido under a visa-free exchange program has been canceled due to Russia’s request for the submission of certain travel documents, sources said. The documents, which Russia says have become necessary due to legal ...

Jan 18, 2014

Japan to ease permanent resident conditions for foreign professionals

The government is considering relaxing requirements for highly skilled foreigners to obtain permanent residency status in Japan as it expects them to help enhance the nation’s international competitiveness, according to government sources. The government plans to submit a bill to revise the immigration control ...