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VISAS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 2, 2020
California judge blocks Trump from restricting visas for highly skilled workers
The order, at odds with the conclusion reached by a federal judge in Washington, means the fight will likely move to an appeals court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 4, 2020
Japan lays out way back for residents with expired visas and re-entry permits
The Justice Ministry announced this week that non-Japanese residents who couldn't return before papers expired would be able to seek re-entry under special circumstances.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 28, 2020
All Japan’s foreign residents can travel in and out from September
The announcement comes amid intensifying criticism of the existing policy from the foreign community and business groups affected by the restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2020
Japan and Laos to relax coronavirus travel restrictions
Japan and Laos agreed Sunday to allow expatriates to resume traveling as early as September, provided they stay home for 14 days after entering their respective countries as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2020
Japan likely to ease entry restrictions for foreign students by month's end
The coronavirus restrictions will first be eased for students sponsored by the government, with self-supporting international students next in line.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 21, 2020
Japan may allow in all stranded foreign residents from September
Japan has faced criticism for its failure to lift the ban on legal residents, which stands in stark contrast with the practices of the rest of the G7.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2020
Japan to impose stricter re-entry procedures for travelers from four countries
Controls will be imposed for Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines and Peru after higher numbers of COVID-19 cases were found in arrivals from those countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 30, 2020
Japan to allow back foreign residents who left before entry ban
The planned change in Japan's border control policy will also be accompanied by stricter entry procedures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 22, 2020
Japan to dial back entry restrictions on some foreign residents
The Japanese government on Wednesday announced it will partially roll back entry restrictions as part of its coronavirus countermeasures on foreign nationals, allowing students and business workers with valid legal status to be gradually readmitted to the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 17, 2020
ACCJ calls for equal treatment of non-Japanese residents hit by travel ban
The entry ban has been blasted by the nation's expatriate community for leaving hundreds of foreign nationals with legal residency status in the country stranded abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2020
Stranded foreign nationals in limbo as speculation over easing Japan re-entry requirements mounts
The Japanese government is expected to make an announcement by the end of the week on whether long-term residents stuck overseas can return to their homes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 10, 2020
Japan looks to ease travel ban on China, South Korea and others in Asia
Japan will also begin negotiations in July with Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 7, 2020
Japan airs concerns over U.S. work visa halt
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said move could hurt both Japanese companies and the U.S. economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 1, 2020
Japan's immigration authorities resume processing of visa applications
The move is expected to speed up entry clearance for foreign nationals with applications stuck in pending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2020
Trump to order new restrictions on H-1B visas in next two days
President Donald Trump said he will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days, as the nation recovers from pandemic-related unemployment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 19, 2020
Japan's re-entry ban threatens scholarships, admission and graduation for foreign students
Many students from developing countries heavily depend on financial aid, and it is often the only way they can pursue higher education.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2020
China issuing more visas to Japanese to boost business after shutdown
The Chinese government has stepped up the number of visas being issued to Japanese citizens after limiting them for months following the coronavirus pandemic, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2020
Japan softens re-entry ban that left foreign residents stranded
The government says it has softened its stance on humanitarian grounds and will now allow foreign residents to re-enter the country regardless of their visa status.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2020
Japan's new labor visas fall far short of goal for first year
The government's projections were too optimistic, and the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic isn't helping either.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 19, 2020
Foreign residents stranded abroad by Japan's coronavirus controls
Japan is the only Group of Seven member denying entry to long-term and permanent residents, and has set no clear criteria for their return.

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