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在留 (residence) bill draft
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From the Japan Times

Justice Ministry looking to take over foreigner ID cards
By MINORU MATSUTANI
Staff writer
The Justice Ministry has drafted a bill to abolish the current system for Alien Registration Cards handled at the local level and instead directly manage data on registered foreign residents using a new ID, members of a Liberal Democratic Party panel said Tuesday.

A copy of the bill has been obtained by The Japan Times.

The government is expected to submit it to the Diet during the current session, which runs until June unless the prime minister dissolves the Lower House beforehand for an election.

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The article states that, according to the bill, the visa duration will be extended from 3 years to 5.

Posted on: 2009/3/5 13:24
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Re: 在留 (residence) bill draft
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The integrated circuit card bill was passed by the national government. See this article. The article indicates the bill provides two new conditions for visas that are welcome news to working foreign residents. The new visa duration is 5 years, up from 3, and those leaving Japan for less than a year will no longer be required to pay for re-entry permits.

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You mean we don't get to carry cards that say "alien" anymore? :)

It would be nice to get rid of that whole re entry permit thing altogether though. What an awful thing that is, having to take a day off work to go to the immigration office way the hell across Tokyo and then have to wait for however long the line is before having the privilege of paying the government for a stamp so they'll let you back into the country. The worst part is that so many gaijin don't even know about this thing until they find out the hard way! I knew someone who wasn't allowed back in because she didn't know about all this, it being her first year and all. I don't know what happened to her apartment full of stuff.

Posted on: 2009/3/13 15:34
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