JAPAN – Lengthier Exit Procedure for Zairyu Card Holders Implemented

In response to Zairyu Card holders protesting that immigration officers refused to accept their cards upon final departure, the Ministry of Justice has decided to implement a new deregistration process. While the process currently being tested is temporary, it will… Read more »

JAPAN – Criteria Eased for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals

On December 24, 2013, the Justice Ministry of Japan eased the requirements for highly skilled foreign professional status to encourage more foreign nationals to apply for the under-used scheme. Revised Criteria The minimum qualifying salary has been reduced to 3… Read more »