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EXPATS

Japanese evacuees from Israel arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport via an Air Self-Defense Force flight on Friday night.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
SDF plane evacuates 46 from Israel as Japan's top diplomat visits
The evacuation came as Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa visited Israel for talks with her Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.
The front page of The Japan Times from Nov. 13, 1948, heralds the verdicts given to Japan's war criminals.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Nov 3, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Tojo and 6 others are sentenced to hang
As sentences are handed down in 1948, two other eras deal with fallout from an earthquake and an oil shock.
The civil case centers on whether a foreign national in a same-sex partnership with a Japanese citizen should be granted “long-term resident status,” which allows residency for up to five years in Japan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 2, 2023
Tokyo High Court rejects same-sex couple's residence status lawsuit
The civil case centers on whether a foreign national in a same-sex partnership with a Japanese citizen should be granted “long-term resident status.”
Three Japanese staff members of Doctors Without Borders cross the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt on Thursday in this handout photo.
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2023
10 Japanese with 8 Palestinian family members flee Gaza to Egypt
Another Japanese national who is married to a Palestinian and lives in Gaza intends to stay there with the family, the chief cabinet secretary said.
Currently, if foreign nationals hope to obtain a residence status enabling them to start a business, they must secure a place of business and have two or more full-time employees or a capital fund of at least ¥5 million ($33,000).
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2023
Japan mulls eased residency requirements for foreign entrepreneurs
Foreign nationals may be allowed to stay for two years if they have certified business plans and even if they do not have a place of business or capital.
Japanese evacuees from Israel arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport via an Air Self-Defense Force aircraft early Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2023
SDF plane carrying Japanese and South Koreans from Israel arrives in Tokyo
The airlift of Japanese nationals using an SDF plane was the first such evacuation from Israel or the Palestinian territories since fighting broke out.
People evacuated from Ukraine arrive at Fukuoka Airport in February.
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2023
Japan to begin living support program for Ukraine evacuees in April
Individuals from conflict zones whose circumstances do not qualify them for refugee status will be eligible for programs to study Japanese.
A counter is set up for people boarding an Air Self-Defense Force airplane at an airport near Tel Aviv on Thursday.
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2023
SDF plane evacuates Japanese and South Koreans from Israel
Two further airplanes that Japan sent will continue to stand by for possible evacuations.
Obtaining dual nationality and having it uniformly recognized by authorities in Japan is no simple matter.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 19, 2023
When Japan's dual nationality ban meets a legal gray zone
Lawyer Yuri Kondo decided to naturalize as an American citizen. What followed was a mix of ambiguity and the feeling of a loss of identity.
A government expert panel meeting on foreign technical trainee and skilled workers Wednesday at the Justice Ministry
JAPAN / Society
Oct 18, 2023
Japan panel compiles new system for foreign technical interns
The report clearly states that the new system is aimed at “securing and developing human resources in fields facing labor shortages.”
Accepting foreign workers with expertise and skills "helps boost Japan's economy and society," Justice Minister Ryuji Koizumi says.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 17, 2023
Justice minister counting on skilled foreign workers
Accepting foreign workers with expertise and skills "helps boost Japan's economy and society," Minister Ryuji Koizumi said.
Writer Baye McNeil (left) poses for a picture with Cameron Peagler, who organized the Black Gold event in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Oct 16, 2023
An OG's tips for Japan: Create beauty and don't fake your smile
Speaking at Black Gold, an event aiming to connect the Black and Japanese communities, our columnist offered seven tips to enjoying life in Japan.
Kyaw San Han in Tokyo. The former police officer in Myanmar fled to Japan last December.
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2023
Former police officer speaking out against Myanmar junta
"I wanted to change the police from inside by getting a position to train junior officers," Kyaw San Han said.
People evacuated from Israel arrive at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, just south of the South Korean capital, late Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan evacuates eight citizens from Israel as 51 others arrive in Seoul
An SDF aircraft will remain on standby in Djibouti for the possibility of airlifting additional Japanese nationals.
Self-Defense Force personnel board an SDF KC-767 aerial refueling and transport aircraft bound for Djibouti in preparation for the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Israel, at Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
SDF plane heads for Djibouti to prep for Israel evacuation
The KC-767 refueling and transport airplane departed from Komaki Air Base in central Japan to stand by at an SDF base in Djibouti.
As of the end of June, 3,223,858 foreigners resided in Japan, up 148,645 from the end of December 2022, the Immigration Services Agency announced Friday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 14, 2023
Number of foreign residents in Japan rises to record 3.2 million
As of the end of June, 3,223,858 foreigners resided in Japan, up 148,645 from the end of December 2022, according to the Immigration Services Agency.
Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Tetsuo Saito
JAPAN / Society
Oct 10, 2023
Japan to add driving to specified foreign worker skills
"We'll make various efforts to ensure that local residents and tourists have access to necessary means of transportation," minister Tetsuo Saito said.
Over four days in September, Japan Soca Weekend brought together the Tokyo area's Caribbean community for dance parties, outdoor blowouts and a crowning Carnival festival on a racetrack in Chiba.
COMMUNITY / Issues
Oct 10, 2023
‘Peak happiness’ at the first Japan Caribbean Carnival
For Japan’s Caribbean community, Carnival provides a deep sense of community and offers a cure for homesickness.
Steve Kemme's "The Outsider" offers insight into Lafcadio Hearn's prodigious talent with the pen and the development of his style over the course of his career.
CULTURE / Books
Oct 8, 2023
'The Outsider' brings out colorful personality of one of history’s great Japanophiles
A new biography on Lafcadio Hearn charts the course of the writer’s 54-year life and shows how his years in Cincinnati and Japan were formative periods.
Dana Boieva (right) and Mariia Chemerys speak with a professor at Meiji University's Nakano Campus in Tokyo in July.
JAPAN
Oct 3, 2023
Universities and firms rush to help displaced Ukrainian students
Since many Ukrainian students in Japan struggle to make ends meet, some face the prospect of being unable to obtain their diplomas.

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