How to acquire “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” Visa?

“Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” Visa is one of the main working visas in Japan. In this article, we would like to share some information regarding “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” Visa briefly, such as the cautionary points as application and the types of work allowed with this visa. Contends 1. What is “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” Visa? 2. What types of jobs are allowed to do with this visa? 3. Cautionary points of application for this visa 4. Summery 1.What is “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International services” Visa? “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” is one of the working visas for the purpose of contributing the specified knowledge and skill that foreigner workers have to […]

7 Tips For Living In Japan As A Foreigners

In this article, we would like to share some tips for how to start living in Japan, which is the first struggle every foreigner faces as moving to Japan. If you are considering to live in Japan for a long term or you just started living in Japan, we hope this helps you. The difficulties the foreigners may face on living in Japan →Japanese (Especially Kanji) →The procedures in the city hall office or immigration office in Japan →Medical insurance system and taxation system in Japan →Regulations in daily life such as trash separation →How to start a job →How to find an apartment →How to deal with the natural […]

What if the application documents to immigration contain false statement?

Visa application can be said to be one of the most important procedures for the foreigners living in Japan. However, some may feel that “It is OK to do anything only to get through the visa application/renewal” especially when the acquisition of visa seems difficult. In fact, among the inquiries to our office, some of them say “I will entrust you everything regarding the application documents as long as I can get my statue of residence.” However, such act may pose an extremely big risk to those who are considering to live in Japan for a long time. Thus, let’s learn about the false declaration regarding visa application and the […]

Can dispatched employee acquire working visa in Japan?

It is said that more and more people decide to work as dispatched employees for obtaining more freedom nowadays. According to the revision of Worker dispatching Law in 2020 April, because “equal pay for equal work” became mandatory, the compensation toward non-fulltime employee was improved drastically. It seems non-fulltime working style meets the needs of diversification of working patterns in recent years, and this also apply to the foreigner workers in Japan as well. In this article, we would like to mention the acquisition of working visa for dispatched employee and some points need to be aware of. Contents Dispatched employee can apply for working visa? Requirements for the application […]

What to be asked at the interview of the application for Naturalization?

As many of those who have considered or are considering getting Japanese citizenships may already know, there is an interview on the process of the application for it. Since many feel anxious about the interview, let us share some useful tips with you regarding it this time. 1. Examination of Japanese language ability ・Inspection of Japanese ability on application for Naturalization (A shift to strict inspection) The inspection of Japanese ability on the application for getting Japanese citizenship has been becoming stricter in recent years. Of course, it is understandable that a certain level of Japanese language, which was equivalent to 10 years old Japanese ability (approximately N3 of JLPT) […]

Official Age of Adulthood in Japan is Lowered

On April 1, 2022, the age of adulthood in Japan was lowered from 20 to 18. It was the first time in over 140 years to revise the definition of adulthood in Japan. We would like to talk about what will be different due to the revision, and how it will influence our daily life briefly in this article. Contents 1. When the age of adulthood is lowered in Japan? 2. What is this revision for? 3. What will change? 4. Summery 1. When the age of adulthood is lowered in Japan? The age of adulthood in Japan had been defined as starting from 20 since 1876. However, from April […]

About the tax on divorce Part.2

In the last article, we disclosed the answers of the popular questions about the tax related to divorce, the distribution of property and the related tax. This time, as the second part, we would like to share more information regarding “the tax related to donation of residential assets and tax before getting divorce” and “taxation on the dispenser of real property” Contents 1. The tax related to donation of residential assets and tax before getting divorce 2. Taxation on the dispenser of real property 3. Summery 1. The tax related to donation of residential assets and tax before getting divorce It is possible for those who donate the residential assets […]

About the Tax on Divorce Part.1

Recently, we have been receiving more and more inquires about the distribution of property on divorce and the tax of it. This time and next time, we would like to share some information about this matter to you in two parts. Contents 1. Popular questions about the tax related to divorce Q&A 2. About the distribution of property and the tax of it 3. Summery 1. Popular questions about the tax related to divorce Q&A Q: We have decided to get a divorce and have reached the agreement of paying the costs of maintaining dependent children. Will I be charged any tax? A: About the costs of maintaining dependent children, […]

What is Golden Week in Japan? How to spend Golden Week?

The Golden Week for 2022 is from April 29th to May 1st, and from May 3rd to May 5th. For those who take day off on May 2nd and May 6th, the Golden Week can be as long as 10 days. In this article, we would like to introduce the origin of the Golden Week, and how to spend it. Contents 1. The origin of Golden Week 2. The etymology of Golden Week 3. How to spend Golden Week 4. Summery 1. The origin of Golden Week Golden Week is a week from 29 April to early May containing multiple Japanese holidays, which is the week with the most holidays […]

About Online Residence Procedures

For streamlining and quickening the residence procedures, Immigration Service Agency of Japan started accepting the procedures related to residence online since July 25th 2019, and additional procedures and statues of residence have been applicable since March 2020. From 16th March 2022, it has been available for the foreigners in Japan to apply for residence online by utilizing digital certificate of My Number Card and Japanese Public Key Infrastructure. We would like to explain about the online procedures of various types of residences. Contents 1. Residence procedures so far 2. History of the systemic revision 3. Main points of changes regarding online application after March 2022. 4. Benefits of online services […]