Japan to Allow Fourth-Generation Japanese Immigrants to Work (News)


Tokyo, Jan. 22 (Jiji Press)—The Justice Ministry said Monday it will solicit public comments on a new residence program allowing fourth-generation Japanese immigrants in South America and elsewhere to work in Japan.

Opinions will be accepted from Tuesday through late February, it said.

The ministry hopes to launch the new program in late March.

The program will allow fourth-generation Japanese immigrants aged between 18 and 30 with some Japanese-language skills to stay in the country for up to five years.

They will not be allowed to take family members with them and will need to have those who support their stay, such as relatives and employers.

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