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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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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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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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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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"Completing a specialized course at a vocational school in Japan" has been added to the educational requirements for the "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" status of residence.

Until now, in order to be granted the "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" status of residence, either one must have graduated from a university with a major in a subject related to technology/humanities, or one must have at least 10 years of work experience.(Three years of work experience is acceptable if you are engaged in international […]

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What is “International Services” under the “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” status of residence?

One of the statuses of residence that allows foreigners to work in Japan is "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services."Among these, the applicable scope of “International Services” is defined as ``translation, interpretation, language instruction, public relations, advertising, or overseas trading work, design related to clothing or interior decoration, product development, and other similar work.''Therefore, any other type […]

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The scope of the residence status "Designated Activities (Notification No. 46)" has been expanded.

Foreign nationals who have graduated from a Japanese university (including graduate school) and have a score of 480 or higher on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 or the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test are eligible for the "Designated Activities (Notification No. 46)" status of residence.This "Designated Activities (Notification No. 46)" is characterized by a […]

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Regarding application for change of residence status if you are currently residing in Japan with a residence status such as "Student" and have decided to find employment in Japan in the spring of 2024.

If you currently have a status of residence such as "Student" or "Designated Activities (Continued Job Hunting)" and find employment in Japan in the spring of 2024, you will need to change your status of residence to working status.However, please note that the application details will change depending on the expiration date of your current […]

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When a foreigner continues to work in Japan after graduating from a Japanese university

I think that the status of residence for foreigners working in Japan is often "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services".In the case of this "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" status of residence, it is not possible to engage in work that mainly involves service work or manufacturing work.However, foreigners who have graduated from a Japanese university, etc., can […]

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Points to note when foreigners living abroad work in Japan for the first time

When a foreigner living overseas works in Japan, the first step is to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility.I think that most of the foreigners do not understand this Certificate of Eligibility as it is the first application for them.Also, since the application form is often arranged by the company where you are employed, I […]

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