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VISAS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2023
Japan to offer permanent residency for fourth-generation descendants
Fourth-generation individuals age 18 to 35 will be allowed to enter Japan for the first time under the program if they have conversational speaking ability.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2023
LDP approves plan to expand scope of skilled worker visa
Under the plan, the government will increase the number of sectors able to grant foreign workers a special status that effectively grants them permanent residency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
Ministry panel outlines proposals for scrapping Japan's foreign intern program
The interim report says program participants should be allowed to switch jobs and eventually be able to move to a visa allowing an indefinite stay in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2023
Japan plans to expand scope of long-term foreign worker program
The number of sectors covered by the Type 2 status, which allows workers to stay indefinitely, will be increased to 11 from the current two, with food services among the new areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2023
Japan to launch new visa track next week for skilled foreign workers
Under the new measure, the government will grant the visa to foreign applicants and introduce preferential treatment for those who meet certain conditions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 14, 2023
China set to resume issuing visas as it emerges from 'zero-COVID'
The move will also see visa-free entry into Guangdong province resumed for foreigners in groups from Hong Kong and Macau, and for those on cruise ships stopping in Shanghai.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Japan grants long-term visa to U.S. man in same-sex marriage with Japanese national
The designated activities visa will allow Andrew High, who has been seeking long-term residence through the legal system, to remain in Japan for up to a year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 27, 2023
Japan needs more than just new visa options to attract highly skilled workers
Better wages, improved incentives and overhauled working styles are seen as bigger factors in drawing top foreign talent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 21, 2023
Tech layoffs cause havoc for Indian workers in the United States
Under the terms of their visas, workers who are laid off face the prospect of having to leave the country in 60 days.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2023
Japan to create new visa pathways to lure high earners and top grads
The new pathways are intended to simplify the immigration process and help attract “top-level” talent.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 7, 2023
Eight-week wait for visas to Europe slows China’s reopening
China’s rapid dismantling of COVID-19 has led to complications at European embassies issuing visas to Chinese travelers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2023
Kishida vows to reopen talks on access to graves on Russian-held islands
In response to sanctions over the war in Ukraine, Moscow has suspended visa-free access to the islands for former Japanese residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2023
Visa-free isle trip accord with Japan valid, Russian ministry says
The visa-free visit program has been suspended due partly to the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2023
China issuing visas for some Japan travelers despite halt
Under what criteria Chinese authorities approve visa applications is unknown, but there have been some cases in which applications were accepted.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 11, 2022
So you want to work remotely: a guide
As more employers offer flexibility, countries, travel brands and entrepreneurs are stepping in to make working from anywhere easier, with everything from special visas to work pods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2022
Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says
A Japanese government spokesman said the nation should not lag further behind in attracting foreign tourists, especially when the yen's weakness is making it an attractive destination.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2022
Singapore hunts for global ‘rainmakers’ with new expat visa
The introduction of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) pass as well as other steps that make it easier to hire expats are a response to the tight labor market.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2022
Japan allows visits by extended family, fiances and common-law partners
Those in a relationship with a resident of Japan equivalent to a relative, such as a fiance, will be required to provide proof of their relationship, such as an engagement certificate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2022
Japan residents flock to South Korean Embassy for visas as tourism resumes
Demand for South Korean tourist visas is so great that the country's embassy in Tokyo has limited applications to 150 per day, with some applicants camping out overnight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2022
Chinese man gets Japan's first skilled worker visa with no time limit
Introduced in 2019, Japan's Specified Skilled Worker No. 2 policy is intended to attract foreign workers and address the country's severe labor shortage.

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