Foreign nationals who stay in Japan under status of residence such as the “Highly Skilled Professional,” “Business Manager,” or “Legal/Accounting Services” may employ a foreign domestic worker subject to certain conditions.
The domestic servant is able to have daily conversation by spoken language of an employer.
The domestic worker is 18 years of age or older.
The highly skilled professional pays the domestic worker at least 200 thousand yen per month.
The highly skilled professional has certain family circumstances (i.e., where he/she has a child under 13 years of age or a spouse unable to do housework due to illness or for other reasons including a spouse works full-time in Japan).
The highly skilled professional may hire only one domestic worker.
The highly skilled professional may bring only onedomestic worker.
In cases of entering Japan together with the highly skilled professional, the domestic worker has been employed by him/her for at least one year.
In cases where the highly skilled professional enters Japan first:
i) the domestic worker has been employed by him/her for at least one year prior to entering Japan, and
ii) the domestic worker has been employed by him/her or his/her family member even after he/she enters Japan.
The relevant domestic worker is expected to leave Japan with the highly skilled professional.
Foreign amateur* sports player who has accomplishments in international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championship, and Asian Games and intends to engage in amateur sport activities for the promotion and improvement of Japanese amateur sports.
* If foreign professional sports player engages in remunerative activities in Japan, the status of residence of "Entertainer" may be fit.
Sponsor company in Japan pays the player at least 250 thousand yen per month.
Dependent spouse/children of foreign nationals who have granted the "Designated Activities Item 6".
Internship programs are designed to allow foreign students to come to Japan to gain exposure to Japanese culture and to receive hands-on experience in Japanese business practices in their chosen occupational field.
The candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students who are actively pursuing a degree or a full-time course of study at an accredited educational institution in their country of residence.
There should be an agreement between the university/college and the hosting organization in Japan, and the internship program should be counted as a part of a university/college education (academic program).
The period of each internship program is less than one year, and a student is eligible to apply internship programs for further period up to 50% of his/her duration of study intheaggregate.
This status of residence is applicable for the "paid internships" and "partially-paid internships".
"Temporary Visitor" visa is applicable for the "unpaid internships" if the period of stay in Japan is less than 90 days, and the "Cultural Activities" visa may be granted if the period of stay in Japan is more than 90 days.
The hosting organization should have sufficient resources and trained personnel available to provide continuous on-site supervision and mentoring of students.
Undergraduate/graduate students who are actively pursuing a degree or a full-time course of study at an accredited educational institution in their country of residence receive training and gain experience in a specific field or career area during holiday seasons (not exceeding 3 months) based on a contract with compensation.
Foreign nationals who are required to stay in a Japanese medical institution for more than 90 days.
Foreign nationals who are receiving medical treatment at a medical institution where the foreign nationals are to be hospitalized.
Accompanying persons (not only family members but also non-family members) of foreign nationals who have granted the "Designated Activities Item 25" for taking personal care of the foreign nationals.
When a spouse of highly skilled professional stays in Japan under the status of residence of “Spouse” intends to engage in activities covered by the “Instructor,”“Engineer,” “Specialist in Humanities/International Services,” or “Entertainer” statuses, he/she may engage in these activities even if he/she does not have the required academic background or work experience. Foreign nationals must generally satisfy certain requirements to obtain the relevant status of residence.
The spouse must live with the highly skilled professional. If the spouse separates from the highly skilled professional, the permitted status of residence is no longer valid.
The spouse must be paid remuneration equivalent to that which would be paid to a Japanese national.
The parent(s) of a highly skilled professional or his/her spouse is allowed to stay in Japan subject to conditions.
The household annual salary of the highly skilled professional is at least 8 million yen.
The parent(s) will take care of a child younger than 7 years of age.
The parent(s) will take care of a pregnant highly skilled professional or pregnant spouse of a highly skilled professional.
The parent(s) lives with the highly skilled professional.
The parent(s) is limited to the parent(s) of either the highly skilled professional or his/her spouse.
Foreign nationals who would like to stay for sightseeing and recreation purpose for up to 1 year in Japan.
Foreign nationals at the age of 18 years or older,
Foreign nationals who have savings equivalent to more than 30 million Japanese yen,
Foreign nationals who have medical travel insurance which covers death, injury, illness during the stay, and
Foreign nationals who are citizens of visa waiver countries.
Accompanying spouses of foreign nationals who have granted the "Designated Activities Item 40".