ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Dec 2013In December 2013, the government of Japan announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Points-Based System for Highly Skilled Workers to Feature Eased Rules Beginning December 24http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=GlobalAlerts&news=2441
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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.