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Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents

National May 15, 2019

Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents

The Diet enacted a legislative revision Wednesday to make the national health insurance program largely applicable only to workers and their dependents residing in Japan. The revision to the health insurance law is aimed at blocking use of the system by foreigners who have never ...

Immigration Services Agency to toughen Japanese-language school standards

National Apr 27, 2019

Immigration Services Agency to toughen Japanese-language school standards

The Immigration Services Agency plans to strengthen its eligibility standards for Japanese-language schools, it was learned Saturday. The move comes as Japanese-language schools have been under fire for accepting many foreign students whose purpose is to work in Japan. The number of Japanese-language schools recognized by ...