ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Dec 2013

In December 2013, the government of Japan announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Japan
Points-Based System for Highly Skilled Workers to Feature Eased Rules Beginning December 24http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=GlobalAlerts&news=2441

'Skilled foreigner' invite too rigid a bar
More flexibility, and opportunity, said key to bringing in the talented
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/04/national/skilled-foreigner-invite-too-rigid-a-bar/#.UtPSl9JDvAk


Inception date: 24 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

Effective 24 December 2013, relaxed criteria were added to the points-based immigration program of Japan for highly skilled workers.
 
Under the revised rules, income earned from a foreign employer will count toward the annual income requirement; MBA holders will be entitled to additional points; and the requirements for bringing in certain family members will be eased. 

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