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Moving To Japan? Here's What You Need To Know Before You Arrive

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In the future, foreign professionals as well as entrepreneurs, academic researchers and technical experts will be classed as highly skilled workers and have the privilege of being fast-tracked for permanent residency.

This means they will be able to apply after five years of living in the country, which is around half the time other expats looking for permanent residency will need to live there, though some skilled professionals may need only ...    more ...
Japan

The “New Resident Card” System in Japan

The New Resident Card, Japan
courtesy of H&R Group

On July 9, 2012 the new Residency Management system comes into effect.

There are two main ways the structure is changing:

1. The Alien Registration System is ending and will be replaced by a residency management system, under the authority of the Immigration Bureau of the Justice Ministry. A “Residence Card” will be issued, replacing the current Alien Registration Card

2. Foreigners will now be registered l ...    more ...