Currently, Foreigners usually have to stay in Japan for over ten years before they can be granted permanent residency, but under a new revision to the Immigration Law, highly-skilled immigrants will be eligible after just three years.
Before you post in the comments about your “mad Street Fighter skills” we should be clear – the revision, which passed yesterday, is aimed at attracting IT workers, engineers, company managers, medical technicians, scientists and researchers. Not Pokémon masters and manga experts.
Successful permanent residency applicants will be able to bring their spouses, parents and housekeepers to Japan with them and the immigration procedure for foreign tourists will also be simplified under the revised law.
As “sarcasm” and “the ability to maintain a blog with semi-competence” doesn’t seem to be on the list of acceptable skills, we here at Tokyo Desu will have to apply under our extensive research experience.