immigration

Russian defector claims to have swam for 23 hours to Japan because “sick of Putin admin”

There’s “sick of” and then “swim for 23 hours in the ocean sick of.”

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Russian man who swam to Japan was reportedly kicked out of Japan in 2011 for visa violation

The authorities probably know who he is, but now the question becomes what to do with him.

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Up to 300 people a day breaking Japanese quarantine rules, according to reports

At the moment, the only penalty is having your name made public.

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Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for foreigners trapped in Japan during pandemic

Revised visa regulations aim to help interns unable to return home and who need a job in Japan.

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Immigration officials raid cosplay event in Malaysia, arrest four foreign cosplayers

Event organizers say government organization told them foreigners wouldn’t need special visas, arresting officers disagree.

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Immigration raid at anime convention ends with five Japanese cosplayers being arrested overseas

Work visa violations result in participants from four countries being arrested, Japanese cosplayers still being held in custody.

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Immigration officer has surprising questions for Japanese pro Smash Bros. player traveling abroad

”What’s the purpose of your visit?” is a common question to get asked at immigration. “Who do you main?” is not.

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Over 100 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships

Immigration Bureau’s relaxed visa policy has boosted tourism from southeast Asia, but it seems to have come with an unwanted side-effect.

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Aspiring Canadian cosplayer living in Tokyo arrested for immigration fraud sham marriage

Approached Japanese man she met at cosplay event and offered to pay him to be her husband for visa purposes.

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Japanese customer finds run-in with “Indian” convenience store clerk a refreshing experience

Sometimes good customer service means calling a jerk a “jerk.”

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Study reveals staff shortage in Japanese firms, suggests a need to accept low-skilled foreigners

60 percent of small and medium-sized companies in Japan are understaffed, and it’s time to take a hard look at the situation.

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Easier anime work visa requirements for foreign students being considered by Japanese government

New system could start as early as next year, making it easier for foreigners with anime aspirations to get their foot in the door.

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Permanent Japanese residency to be possible for foreigners with anime-related jobs after one year

Japanese government to start fast-tracking select foreigner workers in “Cool Japan” professions.

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Japan announces plans to take in 300 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Efforts will double the number of refugees taken in previously.

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Permanent residency in Japan now possible after just one year

The Justice Ministry’s new rules could cut your wait by years.

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Teen born and raised in Japan faces deportation to a country he’s never been 【Video】

Unfortunately, his case is not unique either.

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Do Japanese People Want Refugees in Japan?【VIDEO】

Here’s what ordinary Japanese people on the street think about refugees in Japan, a country with a 99 percent rejection rate for refugees.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Want to leave your country and live in Japan? Here’s how you can do it!

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Muslim man goes on hunger strike after being served ham at Yokohama immigration center

A Muslim man being detained at a Yokohama immigration center was served pork and has gone on a hunger strike in protest.

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Seven reasons why 80 percent of young South Koreans don’t want to live in their own country

South Korea is a popular travel destination adored by many, but a recent survey suggests that almost 80 percent of its citizens want out. Why?

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