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  1. Japan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law concerning the proper implementation of the technical internship of foreigners and protection of technical interns (Law No. 89 of 2016). (外国人の技能実習の適正な実施及び技能実習生の保護に関する法律) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | JPN-2016-L-106150

  2. Japan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law amending the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law [Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951] (1997, No. 42).

    Adoption: 1997-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-05-11 | JPN-1997-L-47938

    Sets forth prohibitions regarding assistance to illegal immigrants. Foreigners with the intention of illegal entry shall be punished or be repartriated even if they possess a valid passport.

  3. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice to amend the Ministerial Ordinance No. 16 of 1990 to Provide for Criteria pursuant to Section 7, Paragraph 1(2) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law No.58

    Adoption: 1996-08-30 | Date of entry into force: 1996-09-01 | JPN-1996-R-46013

    Amends conditions foreigners must fulfill in order to be allowed to work as dentists or lawyers.

  4. Japan - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Justice No. 141 of 1993 respecting guidelines regarding migration control in the technical intern training program.

    Adoption: 1993-05-05 | JPN-1993-M-39513

    Determines the purpose and the object of the Technical Intern Training Programme. Includes implementing rules and other conditions thereof. According to this Programme, foreigners admitted in Japan as trainees may be employed for "On the Job" training for a certain period after the conclusion of their training course.

  5. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice No. 54 of 1981 respecting enforcement of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law [as amended through Ordinance No. 20 of 1993].

    Adoption: 1993-04-19 | Date of entry into force: 1981-10-28 | JPN-1993-R-39514

    Consists of 62 sections and 84 annexes. Regulates in detail the conditions for obtaining entry permits, residence permits, work permits and matters related thereto. Work permits are normally employer specific.

  6. Japan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    The Alien Registration Law - English translation

    Adoption: 1992 | JPN-1992-L-38861

    Pursuant to this Act, as last amended by Law No. 66 of 1992, foreigners taking up residence in Japan must, within 90 days of their arrival, register with the pertinent local authorities. The registration procedure includes, inter alia, the taking of fingerprints.

  7. Japan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Special law No. 71 of 1991 respecting migration control of the persons who gave up Japanese nationality by the Peace Treaty [As amended through Law No. 66 of 1992].

    Adoption: 1992 | Date of entry into force: 1991 | JPN-1992-L-39515

    Entitles persons, and their decendants, who had to give up their Japanese nationality by the entry into force of the Peace Treaty with Japan, to remain indefinitely in Japan irrespective of the provisions of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

  8. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Ordinance No. 16 to Provide for Criteria pursuant to Article 7, Paragraph 1(2) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.

    Adoption: 1990-05-24 | JPN-1990-R-38860

    These Regulations specify, in great detail, which conditions that have to be met for being allowed to engage in the occupations listed in Table 1 (2) and (4) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act

  9. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Personnel Authority Regulation amending NPA Regulation No. 9-24 (Commuter Allowance). No. 9-24-4.

    Adoption: 1989-12-13 | JPN-1989-R-25811

    Amendments to implement the amendments to the Law concerning Remuneration, Working Hours and Leave of National Public Employees in the Regular Service [Law No. 73 of 1989].

  10. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Home Affairs, to amend the Ordinance issuing regulations on the enforcement of the Local Public Servants' Mutual Aid Association Law [Law No. 152 of 1962] No. 2.

    Adoption: 1987-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 1988-04-01 | JPN-1987-R-4476

    The amendment provides that employees who have been detached to local government organisations in foreign countries shall be treated in regard to pensions as favorably as others who have not been detached.

  11. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Ordinance made under the Local Public Servants' Mutual Aid Association Law [Law No. 152 of 1962]. No. 258.

    Adoption: 1987-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 1988-04-01 | JPN-1987-R-4475

    Local public employees who have been detached to local government organisations in foreign countries are all to be to the Local Public Servants' Mutual Aid are to be Law.

  12. Japan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour No. 22 of 1955 made under the Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law [Law No. 50 of 1947]. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1987-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 1987-04-01 | JPN-1987-R-6760

    Clarifies the definition of "commuting" for accidents while commuting. Provides that no compensation for rest shall be paid for employees in prison.

  13. Japan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law (Cabinet Order 319 of 1951). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1951 | JPN-1990-L-38859

    This Act regulates entries to and departures from Japan as well as the taking up of residence there. Landing may be denies foreigners on fourteen specified grounds. Entry permission may be granted prior to, or upon entry. An entering foreigner intending to work must establish that he satisfies the conditions for a working status of residence included in the listings annexed to the Act. Table 1 (1) lists diplomats, professors, artists, and journalists, and Table 1(2) lists investors, persons providing legal, accounting and medical services, engineers and skilled labor. For each profession in each category the permissible activities are defines and with respect to two of them - Table 1 (1) and 1 (4) (the latter including students and trainees) - additional requirements may be imposed by Ordinance in consideration of factors "including but not limited to the effect on Japanese industry and the general welfare". The status of residence, as well as the time-limits imposed for their validity, may be changed upon application. The status of temporary visitor may, however, only be changed if the application is based on special unavoidable circumstances. Departures of foreigners as well as Japanese emigrants are subject to "confirmation". Foreigners violating the Act may be detained and deported. Most provisions are also criminally sanctioned.


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