National Mar 26, 2019

Japan and Nepal sign government-to-government labor pact

Nepal has signed a memorandum of cooperation to send to Japan "specified skilled" workers for the first time. The broad framework agreement, signed in Kathmandu on Monday by Japanese Ambassador Masamichi Saigo and a Nepalese government representative, opens the door to Nepalese blue-collar workers getting ...

North Korean soccer teams arrive in Japan on specially issued visas

National Dec 5, 2017

North Korean soccer teams arrive in Japan on specially issued visas

North Korea's men's and women's national soccer teams arrived Tuesday at Tokyo's Haneda airport from Beijing, gaining entry with visas issued despite Japan's ongoing ban on citizens from the country. The players are scheduled to take part in the East Asian Football Federation's upcoming E-1 ...

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

National Sep 23, 2017

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The Justice Ministry has drafted guidelines to help companies that want to hire international students understand the types of jobs eligible for granting visas. The guidelines, released Friday, focus on fields related to creativity and culture, such as animation, manga, fashion, design and food. They ...