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VISAS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 1, 2015
Hate, muzzle and poll: a top 10 of issues for 2014
A recap of the top 10 human-rights news events affecting non-Japanese (NJ) in Japan last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2014
Japan's hospitality industry gets tips on serving Muslims
An academic with a background in the airline industry is teaching tourism agencies in Japan about Muslim visitors and Islamic law to help the country better accommodate visitors at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Jul 27, 2014
Dependents, know your limit: ¥1,030,000, to be exact
This week's question comes from the non-Japanese parents of a teenager who wants to work part-time to save for university.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Jul 13, 2014
Shifting from the SOFA to permanent residency
An American civilian worker on a U.S. military base who has plans to retire here with his older Japanese wife wonders what will happen to his visa status if she predeceases him.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 29, 2014
Japan denies visas to 23 Russians over Ukraine
23 Russians lose visas over Ukraine: Japan will deny visas to 23 Russians, including government officials, as part of additional sanctions for letting tensions in Ukraine fester. Moscow vows to respond.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Apr 9, 2014
Foreign workers fear exploitation as Olympic projects gather steam
My first Labor Pains column of the new fiscal year will look at the government's recent proposal for bringing in foreign workers.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Feb 2, 2014
Post-school life can bring visa complications
After The Japan Times published a Lifelines column on Dec. 15 that focused on visa issues, we received a lot of mail from readers asking about their particular individual situations. We would like to stress that it is always best to have a professional look at personal cases.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2014
Japan to ease permanent resident conditions for foreign professionals
The government is considering relaxing requirements for highly skilled foreigners to obtain permanent residency status in Japan as it expects them to help enhance the nation's international competitiveness, according to government sources.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 6, 2014
The empire strikes back: the top issues for non-Japanese in 2013
2013 saw the enfranchised elite consolidating their power further than has ever been seen in the postwar era, while Japan's disenfranchised peoples slipped ever lower down the totem pole, becoming targets of suspicion, fear and loathing.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 15, 2013
To stay here long term, visa seekers need to prove they can pay their way
From finding a residence status that suits your circumstances to signing up a sponsor, getting a visa to stay in Japan for the long term can be a challenge.
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Nov 30, 2013
Inokashira park to open, Yangtze mine sweeping detailed, Kennedy eulogized, Japan-U.S. visa pact begins
The proposal of providing a large public park at Inokashira for the benefit of the people of Tokyo has been approved by the Municipal Council. The Emperor has graciously offered the use of an extensive lot in that locality for that purpose.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 11, 2013
U.K. raises bar for dual nationality couples
British student Stacey Gough and her Japanese boyfriend, Yoshihiro Ki, have decided to marry and get a spouse visa in Japan because they say the income requirement for having foreign partners is less stringent than in Britain.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Sep 30, 2013
Foreign iPhone fans, be aware of Softbank's two-year visa rule
Softbank requires that you have at least two years remaining on your visa if you wish to pay for a new iPhone handset in monthly installments rather than fork out for the whole lot up front.
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2013
Multiple-entry visas flop as Chinese tourists steer clear of Tohoku
The number of multiple-entry visas issued over the past year to Chinese tourists traveling to the Tohoku region was notably low, a Foreign Ministry tally shows.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 9, 2013
Tokyo: Have you ever had any trouble with immigration in Japan?
Tokyo residents share their stories about their dealings with Japan's Immigration Bureau on entry, exit and at visa-renewal time
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Aug 12, 2013
So you want to start a business in Japan?
Reader VS writes: "I am a Spanish national interested in getting information about how to start a business in Japan. What is the minimum required to invest for this purpose and how is this linked to obtaining a residence status? Any information — in English — or links where I could get this information...
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2013
Tourism panel eyes easy visas
Easier visa requirements were recommended to the government Thursday to lift foreign tourism to Japan.

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