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VISAS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Mar 14, 2022
Woman's plight puts Japanese-language school cancellation fees in spotlight
The practice of making students pay a fee in the event of them leaving school to obtain a work visa has been met with criticism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 1, 2022
Family of Sri Lankan woman who died in immigration custody to sue government
The family filed their complaint with Nagoya's public prosecutor against the immigration facility's director, deputy director and officers in charge on the day of her death.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2021
Kishida reads letter from kin of Sri Lankan woman who died in detention
The prime minister said he 'firmly accepted' the feelings of the family of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, who died in detention.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2021
In major shift, Japan looks to allow more foreign workers to stay indefinitely
Under the change, 'specified skilled workers' in 14 sectors, such as farming and construction, would be allowed to renew their visas indefinitely and bring their families with them.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2021
Kin of dead Sri Lankan files criminal complaint against Japan immigration officials
The move is considered a push for the Nagoya District Public Prosecutors' Office to further investigate the woman's death at a facility in the city.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2021
Scholars urge Japan to restart issuing visas to foreign students
Academics and professionals warned that Japan's ban on new visas has harmed the reputations of its educational institutions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
Pakistan OKs visas for Japan-bound Afghan evacuees without passports
The developments followed weeks of negotiations with Pakistani authorities. Many of the family members of the embassy and JICA staff lacked valid travel documents, causing a big problem.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 20, 2021
Woman arrested for allegedly leaving body of newborn in Tokyo toilet bowl
The boy's body, 27-centimeters long and weighing 635 grams, still had the umbilical cord attached when a repairman found him Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2021
Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery
The firm said checking foreign students' visa status every half year in person and confirming their attendance at schools 'requires a lot of human resources.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2021
Japan delays issuing visas for military-backed Myanmar diplomats
Japan has delayed the issuing of visas for two Myanmar military-appointed diplomats the junta seeks to send to Tokyo in place of two it fired in March, according to government sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2021
Pandemic prompts record plunge in Japan-issued visas in 2020
Data released Monday by the ministry showed Japan had issued around 1.12 million visas for last year, down from about 8.28 million in 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2021
Japan's passport remains world's most powerful — in theory
International travel may not be in the cards for the time being amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but holders can, on paper, access a record 193 countries without a visa.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 29, 2021
So long, bus No. 99 from Shinagawa. Thanks for the memories.
As Japan prepares to make immigration services available online, our writer waxes nostalgic on the positives of making the trip out to the physical space itself.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 27, 2021
Japan gave 93 foreign nationals the OK to bring in same-sex spouses since 2013
In order to be eligible, the couple must both be nationals of countries where same-sex marriage is recognized.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 6, 2021
Japan’s travel ban has left foreign baseball players in limbo
Colin Rea — like more than a dozen other players who joined Japanese clubs in the offseason — is in limbo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
With emergency extension for Tokyo area likely, Japan expands border control measures
Arrivals from 13 more countries and regions will now be required to self-isolate for their first three days in Japan at facilities designated by the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2021
Lost in translation: Japan fumbles pandemic communication with foreign communities
Growing concern over access to up-to-date, accurate official information highlights the government's larger struggle to convey pandemic-related policies and support.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 22, 2021
Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally
An Osaka-based company and its owner have been accused of hiring Vietnamese who overstayed their visas because they were unable to return to their home due to the coronavirus pandemic, investigative sources said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 4, 2021
Japan extends travel restrictions and tightens quarantine measures
With the latest extension of the state of emergency, foreign travelers looking to enter the country will have to wait at least another month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Dec 29, 2020
Who is affected by Japan’s tightened travel controls?
Technicalities in the revised policy have sparked confusion among new visa applicants and residents over whether they need to scrap plans to leave or return to the nation.

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