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Employment & Immigration

02 August 2019
Yoshikazu Sugino New resident status categories for foreign nationals

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Two new resident status categories for foreign nationals were recently put in place in order to cope with Japan's labour shortage. The first of these new resident categories is the specified skills 1 category, which covers individuals who have a substantial degree of knowledge or skill in the 14 initial industrial fields that require additional labour. The second, the specified skills 2 category, covers individuals who have sufficient skills in the specified industrial fields.

Author: Yoshikazu Sugino
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