Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments from Pension Insurance for Foreigners Who Worked in Japan
Foreigners working in Japan are supposed to join either the employee's pension or the national pension, depending on the type of company they work for.If you have paid premiums for 10 years (120 months) or more, you can receive a certain amount of this pension when you reach the age of 65.However, if you return […]
Change from “Temporary Visitor” to “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”
A change of status of residence from “Temporary Visitor” to another status of residence is stipulated that “it shall not be permitted unless it is based on unavoidable special circumstances” (Article 20, Paragraph 3 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act).Therefore, it is not possible to change the status of residence without special unavoidable […]
Points to note when using a rented house as an office when applying for a status of residence of “Business Manager”
When applying for a status of residence of “Business Manager” using a rented house as an office, you need to pay attention to the following points. It is necessary to obtain permission from the landlord to use it as an office. There must be a clear separation between the residential area and the office area. […]
Status of residence for sports instructors
If a foreigner works as a sports instructor in Japan, he or she will be granted the status of residence of "Skilled Labor" if he/she meets any of the following requirements. A person who has three years or more of practical experience in sports instruction skills (including the period of majoring in sports instruction subjects […]
Status of Residence for Foreign Athletes
Regarding the status of residence of foreign athletes who are active in Japan, it is roughly determined whether the foreigner is a professional athlete or an amateur athlete.The status of residence for professional athletes is “Entertainer” and the status of residence for amateur athletes is “Designated Activities”.Participating in a sporting match under a contract with […]
Is a virtual office acceptable for a foreigner to establish a company in Japan and obtain a "Business Manager" status of residence?
When a foreigner establishes a company in Japan, it is necessary to secure an office.In recent years, there are examples of startups and SOHOs using a so-called virtual office where an operator answers incoming calls without actually moving in by borrowing an address or phone number.However, this virtual office is not permitted when obtaining the […]
What is the departure order system?
The "departure order system" is a system in which foreigners who are illegally residing in Japan can return home without being detained by appearing at the immigration bureau voluntarily.If you return to Japan under "forced deportation", you cannot re-enter Japan for 5 or 10 years, but if you return to Japan under "departure order system", […]
What is "forced deportation"?
"Forced deportation" means to forcibly deport certain foreign nationals who are deemed unfavorable to Japan from Japan, and Article 24 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act provides for specific reasons .Those who are deported will be denied entry to Japan for five years from the date of deportation.Furthermore, those who have been deported […]
What is the “istributive share reducing request”?
A certain percentage of the inherited property reserved for a certain heir is called a "legally secured portion" and this is a right that cannot be deprived even by a will of the decedent.Civil Code Article 1046 [Claim for Infringement Amount of legally secured portion] stipulates that "The holder of the legally reserved part and […]
Abandonment of inheritance when a foreign parent or spouse living in Japan dies
Even if a foreigner living in Japan dies and the heir renounces inheritance or accepts a limited inheritance, in principle, the law of the foreigner's home country shall apply.However, if the foreigner lived in Japan until his/her death, or if the heir lives in Japan, it may be possible to renounce inheritance or approve limited […]