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Student
If you want to continue job hunting in Japan after graduating from a Japanese university, you will need to change your status of residence.New!!

The status of residence for foreigners studying at a Japanese university is "Student".If you are employed by a Japanese company etc. after graduation, you will need to change your status of residence to one that corresponds to the type of work you will be doing.So what should you do if you are unable to find […]

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Business Manager
Things to be aware of when establishing a company as a foreigner

When a foreigner establishes a company in Japan in order to obtain the status of residence of "Business Manager", they must invest more than 5 million yen.In order to prove that an investment has been made, the investment must be transferred to a bank account, but if the foreigner lives overseas and does not have […]

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Working Visa
How to hire a foreigner as an auto mechanic

When hiring a foreigner as an automobile mechanic, it is necessary to hire a foreigner with a status of residence of "Specified Skilled Worker" or a status of residence without work restrictions, such as "Permanent Resident" or "Spouse or Child of Japanese National".If a foreigner is a qualified second-class automobile mechanic or higher, they may […]

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Business Manager
What many foreigners misunderstand about the status of residence of"Business Manager"

There are many foreigners who want to start up businesses in Japan.For example, some people want to use their experience working as an employee to set up and run their own company. Their reasons for wanting to start up a business vary.However, there are quite a few foreigners who have no such experience or knowledge […]

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Working Visa
Points to note when creating a Notice of Employment

When a foreigner applies for a status of residence when working for a company, it is necessary to attach a notice of employment.This notice of employment describes various conditions such as contract period, working hours, holidays, and wages.Naturally, if there is a violation of various laws including the Labor Standards Act, the application for the […]

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Working Visa
Things to keep in mind when hiring foreigners

Recently, there is a labor shortage, and many companies are looking to hire foreigners.When hiring a foreigner, it is necessary to check with a residence card whether the foreigner has a residence status that allows him or her to work.What you need to be careful about here is that just because the foreigner you are […]

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Visa
What is “Residence Card Checker”?

With some exceptions such as Temporary Visitor, foreigners staying in Japan have a residence card.When a company employs a foreigner, it is important to check whether the foreigner is able to work in the company by checking the details on the residence card.However, if a foreigner uses a forged or altered residence card, companies may […]

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Working Visa
What is “Certificate of Employment Eligibility”?

A "Certificate of Employment Eligibility" is a document issued by the Minister of Justice that certifies the employment activities that foreigners residing in Japan can engage in.Foreign nationals working in Japan are granted a status of residence that allows them to engage in activities according to their specific work content.However, if your job content changes […]

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Naturalization
What is the requirement for a permanent residence permit application that “as a general rule, you must have continued to reside in Japan for 10 years or more”?“Permanent Resident”

The "Guidelines for Permanent Residence Permit" published by the Immigration Services Agency sets out three requirements.One of these is that ”the person's permanent residence is recognized to be in the interests of Japan.''In order to meet this requirement, "as a general rule, you must have continued to reside in Japan for 10 years or more''."Having […]

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Naturalization
”What is “Simple Naturalization”?

The requirements for naturalization are stipulated in the Nationality Act, but the examination is extremely strict.However, if certain requirements are met, the requirements for naturalization will be relaxed.This is called "Simple Naturalization."The specific requirements and mitigation conditions are as follows. As mentioned above, although it is called as "Simple Naturalization", it does not mean that […]

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