I. Who can be Permitted for a Visa of Japan

Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act「出入国管理及び難民認定法」("ICRRA") defines that a "certificate of eligibility"「在留資格認定証明書」can be issued if the applicant coincides with the following conditions:

A. Applied activities are not false. 

B. Applied activities coincide with activities defined for each visa in ICRRA.

C. If applied for a visa in "Tier II" or "Tier IV" of "Group I", the applicant should coincide with criteria for each visa defined in regulations of the ministry of justice.

II What is a Criterion for each Visa

We describe the criterion for each visa in "Tier II" or "Tier IV" of "Group I"(「上陸許可基準」).

"High Skilled Professional"「高度専門職」

"Business Manager"「経営・管理」

The applicant should correspond to each of the following:

A. The office where the business applied for should exist in Japan.

If the business has not been started, the facility for the expected office should be kept in Japan.

B. The scale of the business should correspond to one of the below:

(a) The business shall be operated with two or more full time worker other than the manager, the supervisor or the applicant.

(b) The amount of the capital money of the company operating the business or the total amount of the equity investment should be five million JPY or more.

(c) It can be recognized that the scale of the business should be treated as the same as (a) or (b).

C. The applicant should has experienced management or supervision of business for three years or more, including terms of majoring management or supervision at a graduate school and shall receive wages of more than or equal to the same range of the wages which Japanese supervisor can receive, if the applicant is to be engaged in supervision of the business.  

"Lawyer and Accountant"「法律・会計業務」

The applicant should be engaged in business as an attorney at law, a shihoshoshi lawyer, a land and house investigator, an attorney at law on on overseas law, a certified accountant, a certified overseas accountant, a tax accountant, a social insurance consultant, a patent lawyer, a maritime scrivener, a gyoseishoshi lawyer.

"Medical Care"「医療」

A. The applicant should receive wages of more than or equal to the range that Japanese can receive as a doctor, a dentist, a pharmacist, a public health nurse, a midwife, a nurse, an associate nurse, a dental hygienist, a radiological technologist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, an orthoptist, a clinical engineer or a prosthetist. 

B. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in a job of an associate nurse, the applicant should be engaged in a job as a trainee within four years after obtaining the license. 

C. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in a job of a pharmacist, a dental hygienist, a radiological technologist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, an orthoptist, a clinical engineer or a prosthetist, the applicant should be invited by a medical institution or a pharmacy in Japan. 

"Researcher"「研究」

The applicant should correspond to each of the following, provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant is willing to engaged in the business of research under a contract with the central government, a local government, an institution directly established by a law, an institution established by a special act with a special establishment process,  an institution established by a special act and also required to get permission for the establishment or an independent administrative institution, or if the applicant is willing to be engaged in the business under a contract with an institution which is operated by funds from the central government, a local government or a independent administrative institution and which is designated by a notice of the minister of justice:

A. The applicant should have obtained a master degree or experienced research for more than three years including terms studying in a graduate school on the research field which the applicant is willing to be engaged in, 

after the applicant graduated a college other than a junior college,

had the education the same as or higher grade than education in colleges, or

graduated a specialized school in Japan completing a designated program by a notice of the minister of justice.

otherwise, the applicant should have experienced research for more than ten years including terms of studying in a college on the research field which the applicant is willing to be engaged in,

provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant who is an employee of an overseas office which is belonging to a pubic or private institution which has a head office or a branch office in Japan is willing to be engaged in the business of research after transferred with a limitation of term, and 

if the applicant have been engaged in the business of research which is defined as the activities of the visa status "Researcher" by ICRRA, in a head office, branch office or other office in overseas, just before the transfer for one year or more including the term when the applicant was engaged in the business at an office in Japan with a visa status "Researcher". 

B. The applicant should receive the same wages as Japanese can receive or more.  

"Instructor"「教育」

A. The applicant should correspond to each of the following, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in education at a miscellaneous school or a school same as a miscellaneous school in terms of facilities and organization, or

if the applicant is willing to be engaged in education at a different educational institution:

If the applicant is willing to be engaged in education at a miscellaneous school or a school same as a miscellaneous school in terms of facilities and organization, which is established for a purpose of providing primary education or middle class education in foreign languages to students with visa status of "Diplomat", "Public Business" or "Dependent", the applicant should correspond to just (a),

(a) The applicant should correspond to one of the below:

1. The applicant graduated a college or had the education equal to or higher than the education of a college. 

2. The applicant majored and completed the designated subjects by a notice of the minister of justice on skills or knowledge essential to the education to be instructed in a miscellaneous school.

3. The applicant has a license on the education to be instructed.

B. The applicant should receive the same wages as a Japanese can receive or more. 

"Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services"「技術・人文知識・国際業務」

The applicant should correspond to one of the following, provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in business of an agent of international arbitrational cases:

A. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in the business which requires skills or knowledge in the fields of natural science, social science or humanities, the applicant should correspond to one of the below and also should have learned the required skills or knowledge, provide that this shall be excluded, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in the business which requires skills or knowledge on information processing and also have passed the designated examination on information processing technology by a notice of the minister of justice or have obtained the designated license on information processing technology by a notice of the minister of justice: 

(a) The applicant should have majored the subjects related to the required skills or knowledge and have graduated a university or a college, or have had the same grade education or more, as a university or a college.

(b) The applicant should have majored the subjects related to the required skills or knowledge and have completed a special course in a miscellaneous school in Japan, provide that the applicant should have completed the special course in accordance with the requirement defined by a notice of the minister of justice.

(c) The applicant should have experienced the business for ten years or more, including terms majoring the subjects related to the required skills or knowledge in a university, a college, a technical college, a senior high school, a later course of a secondary school or a special course of a miscellaneous school.  

B. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in the business which requires thoughts or sensibility based on foreign cultures, the applicant should correspond to each of the below:  

(a) The applicant is willing to the business of translation, interpretation, instruction of languages, public relation, advertisement, overseas transaction, design of dressing or interior, product development or other similar business to overseas transaction , design of dressing or interior, product development.

(b) The applicant should have had business experiences related to the business to be engaged in, for more than three years or more, provide that this shall be excluded, if the applicant graduated a university or a college and is willing to be engaged in translation, interpretation or instruction of languages.  

C. The applicant should receive the same wages or more as a Japanese can receive.

"Intra-company Transferee"「企業内転勤」

The applicant should correspond to each of the following:

A. If the applicant has been engaged in the same business as activities permitted for the visa status of "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services", in a head office, a branch office or any other office in overseas just before the transfer, the applicant should have worked for the business for one year or more consecutively, including terms of working with a visa status of "Intra-company Transferee" in a domestic office of a public or private institution which holds the above overseas offices. 

B. The applicant should receive the same wages or more as a Japanese can receive.

"Nursing Care"「介護」

The applicant should correspond to each of the following:

A. The applicant should correspond to one of the below:

(a) The applicant should be admitted to any college and have studied knowledge and skills required for a certified care worker in the designated school or the designated training institution by a notice of the minister of education and science or of the minister of health and labor, for two years or more.

(b) The applicant should have majored the designated subjects on social welfare by regulations in a college and should have graduated the college, otherwise, the applicant should be qualified as the same by regulations and should have studied knowledge and skills required for a certified care worker in the designated school or in the designated training institution by the minister of edication and science or by the minister of health and labor, for one year or more.  

(c) The applicant should be admitted to any college and should have studied knowledge and skills required for a care worker in a school appointed by the minister of education and science or the minister of health and labor or in a training institution appointed by any governor after graduated the designated school or the designated training institution by regulations.

B. The applicant should receive the same or more wages as a Japanese can receive.

"Entertainer"「興行」

A. If the applicant in willing to be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama, performance, singing, dancing or musical performance("entertainment on drama or others", hereafter), the applicant should correspond to each of the following, except for the case B mentioned below: 

(a) The applicant should correspond to one of the below, provided that this shall be excluded, if total wages should be more than or equal to five million yen, which shall be received per day by the applicant or by the group in a case that the entertainment shall be executed by the group:  

1. The applicant should have majored subjects on the activities in an overseas educational institution for two years or more.

2. The applicant have experiences of living overseas for two years or more.

(b) The applicant should be engaged in the activities of entertainment on drama or others under a contract with a domestic institution which clarifies that the institution shall pay wages of more than equal to two hundred thousand per month to the applicant ("entertainment contract", hereafter), and the institution should correspond to each of the below, provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in activities of entertainment on singing, dancing or musical performance regarding ethnic music of a foreign country in a restaurant which provide ethnic cuisine of the country except for a restaurant which meets "item 1, clause 1, article 2" of Entertainment Business Act("EBA").

1. The institution should have an executive or a supervisor who has experienced business of entertainment executed by foreigners for three years or more in total.

2. The institution should employ five or more full time workers. 

3. The exectives or the workers of the institution should not correspond to each of the below:

(1) It has made, induced or assisted a human trafficking and the same kind.

(2) It has made, induced or assisted any crime defined in "(i) to (iii) of item 3-4, article 24" of ICRRA.

(3) It has made, induced or assisted illegal issuance of a certificate to a foreigner, illegal stamp or permisson for landing in "section 1 or 2, chapter 3" of ICRRA, illegal permission for landing defined in "section 4, chapter 3" of ICRRA, forgery or alteration of a document or a drawing, preparation of a false document or a drawing, or utilizing, holding or providing of a forged, altered or false document or drawing, for a purpose of receiving permission defined in "section 1 or 2, chapter 3" or "section 3, chapter5" of ICRRA, regarding the business of the institution within these five years.

(4) It has been sentenced for a crime defined in "article 74" to "article 74-8" of ICRRA or "article 13" of Anti-Prostitution Law「売春防止法」("APL")and five years have not passed, since completed the punishment or exempted from execution of the punishment.

(5) It has been a member of an organized crime group defined in "item 6, article 2" of Law concerning Prevention of Unjust Conducts by Members of Organized Crime Group「暴力団員による不当な行為の防止等に関する法律」("LPUCMOCG") and within five years have not passed since it got rid of an organized. 

(6) It has not fuly paid wages to a foreigner who has stayed in japan with status of "Entertainer" under an entertainment contract in these three years. 

(c) The facility where the applied entertainment on drama and others shall be held, should correspond to each of the below, provide that the condition 6. shall only be adopted, if no one except for the applicant who stays in Japan with visa status of "Entertainer" should be engaged in activities of entertainment:

1. It should be a facility for entertainment by foreigners targeted for the many and unspecified. 

2. It should correspond to each of the below, if corresponding to "item 1, clause 1, article 2" of EBA:

(1) It should have five or more employees entirely working for reception defined in "clause 3, article 2" of EBA.

(2) It should be recognized that a foreigner who is engaged in activities of entertainment and stay in Japan with visa status of "Entertainer", is not engaged in reception. 

3. It should have a stage of thirteen square meter or more.

4. It should have a waiting room of nine square meter or more, one point six square meter per head over five to be added, if number of entertainer exceed five.

5. It should be operated by five or more employees.

6. Executives of the institution which operates it or a full time worker of the institution who is engaged in business of it, should not correspond to each of the below:  

(1) having made, induced or assisted a human trafficking or the same kind.

(2) having made, induced or assisted any crime defined in "(i) to (iii) of item 3-4, article 24" of ICRRA  within these five years. 

(3) having made, induced or assisted illegal issuance of a certificate to a foreigner, illegal stamp or permission for landing defined in "section 1 or 2, chapter 3" of ICRRA, illegal permission for landing defined in "section 4, chapter 3" of ICRRA, forgery or alteration of a document or of a drawing, preparation of a false document or of a drawing, or utilizing, holding or providing a forged, altered or false document or drawing, for a purpose of receiving permission defined in "section 1 or 2, chapter 3" or "section 3 chapter 5" of ICRRA, regarding the business of the institution within these five years.

(4) having been sentenced for a crime defined in "article 74" to "article 74-8" of ICRRA or "article 6" to "article 13" of APL and five years have not passed since completed the punishment or exempted from the execution of the punishment.

(5) having been a member of an organized crime group defined in "item 6, article 2" of LPUCMOCG or five years have not passed since got rid of an organized crime group.  

B. The applicant should correspond to one of the following, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others:

(a) The applicant should be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others sponsored by an organization of the central government or of a local government, an institution established directly by a specified law or an institution established through a special procedure defined in a special law, engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others held at a school, a vocational school or a miscellaneous school defined in Law on School and Education「学校教育法」.  

(b) The applicant should be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others sponsored by a public or private institution established with financial supports by the central government, a local government or an independent administrative institution, for a purpose of helping cultural exchange between Japan and other countries.

(c) The applicant should be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others in a facility on a site of hundred thousand square meter or more where entertainment on drama or others with themes of exotic scenery or culture by foreign entertainers for inviting tourists, is regularly held. 

(d) The applicant should be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others in a facility where foods or beverages shall not be provided at seats and where receptions shall not be held, provide that this should be adapted, if the capacity of seats should be one hundred or more, or if the facility is operated by a public or private non-commercial institution.

(e) The applicant should be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others and as the applicant or the group, if the entertainment shall be held by the group, can receive wages of more than five hundred thousand or more and the applicant should stay in Japan for fifteen days or less.

C. The applicant should receive the same wages or more as a Japanese can receive, if the applicant is willing to be engaged in activities of entertainment on drama or others.

D. The applicant should be engaged in activities of one of the following and should receive the same wages or more as a Japanese can receive, if the applicant in willing to engaged in activities of performing arts except for activities of entertainment: 

(a) activities on advertisement of products or business

(b) activities on producing or broadcasting, including cable broadcasting, of programs or films

(c) activities on taking commercial photos

(d) activities on recording of sounds and visions on commercial discs, videotapes or other media

"Skilled Labor"「技能」

The applicant should correspond to one of the following and should receive the same wages or more as a Japanese can receive:

The applicant should be engaged in business requiring skills on cooking or food making developed in foreign countries and unique in Japan and should correspond to one of the below, except for corresponding to "I": 

(a) The applicant should have experienced business on the skills for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects of the cooking or food making in a foreign educational institution. 

(b) The applicant should meet "(c)-1, section 5-A, first division" of Supplement of Agreement on Alliance between Japan and Kingdom of Thailand.

B. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on architecture or civil engineering in the overseas for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects on the skills in a foreign educational institution.

If the applicant have been instructed by a foreign engineer who had the career of the business requiring the skills of ten years or more, the term of the business experience of the applicant can be five year or more.

The applicant also should be engaged in  business requiring the skills.

C. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on production or repairment peculiar in the overseas for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects on the skills in a foreign educational institution.

The applicant also should be engaged in business requiring the skills.

D. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on processing of jewels, noble metals or furs for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects on the processing in a foreign educational institution.

The applicant also should be engaged in business requiring the skills.

E. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on training animals for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects on training animals in a foreign educational institution.

The applicant also should be engaged in business requiring the skills. 

F. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on seafloor drilling for exploration of petroleum or drilling for development of geothermy and geological survey on seafloor for mineral exploration of seafloor, for ten years or more, including terms of majoring subjects on exploration of petroleum or drilling for development of geothermy and geological survey on seafloor for mineral exploration in a foreign educational institution.

The applicant also should be engaged in business requiring the skills.

G. The applicant should have career of flight for two hundred and fifty hours on skills of control of aircrafts.

The applicant should be engaged in business as a pilot on aircrafts utilized for air transportation defied in "clause 18, article 2" of Aviation Law.

H. The applicant should have experienced business on instruction of sports for three years, including terms of majoring subjects on instruction of sports in a foreign educational institution and terms of being engaged in the sports with rewards, or should be appointed as the same by a notice of the minister of justice and also be engaged in business requiring the skills.

Otherwise, the applicant should have participated in an Olympic game, a world championship game or a worldwide athletic competition as an athlete of a sport and also should be engaged in business requiring the skills of instruction of the sport.

I. The applicant should have experienced business of skills on judgement, evaluation and maintenance on quality of wine or serving wine ("judgement on wine or others", hereafter) for five years or more, including terms of majoring subjects regarding judgement on wine or others in a foreign educational institution, and should correspond to one of the below:   

(a) The applicant should have got an excellent result at a world wide competition on skills of judgement on wine or others.

(b) The applicant should have participated in an international sommelier competition, which restrict that just one participant could participate from one country.

(c) The applicant should have obtained a license of judgement on wine or others recognized by the central government of Japan or any other country, a local government in Japan or any other country, the designated license by a notice of the minister of justice or a license recognized by a public or private organization equivalent to a governmental organization.

The applicant also should be engaged in business requiring the skill. 

"Specified Skilled Worker" (i) 「特定技能1号」

A. The employment contract between the applicant & the accepting institution should be made in accordance with "clause 1&2, article 2-5" of ICRRA.

B. The public or private institution in Japan, as a counterparty of the contract, should correspond to "clause 3, except for item 2, & claus4, article 2-5" of ICRRA.

C. The specified skill worker support plan for the appicant should correspond to "clause 6 & clause 7, article 2-5". 

D. The applicant should correspond to each of the following, provide that, if the applicant has completed  the "Technical Trainee (ii)" program with good results, and the skills got from the "Technical Trainee (ii)" program should have relations with the required skills for the activities which the applicant is willing to be engaged in, the applicant should not be necessary to correspond to (c) or (d):

(a) The applicant should be 18 years old or older.

(b) The applicant should be in a condition of good health.

(c) The applicant should be certified by an examination or any other method of evaluation to have experienced skills necessary to the labor to be engaged in.

(d) The applicant should be certified by an examination or any other method of evaluation to have Japanese language ability necessary to life in Japan and to the labor to be engaged in.

(e) The applicant should carry a passport issued by the designated foreign government or the designated regional authority by notices of the minister of justice, as it should be cooperative to execution of order of forced leave.

(f) if the applicant has stayed in Japan under a visa status of "Specified Skill Worker (i)", the total terms of the stay should not exceed five years. 

E. The monetary assets or any other properties held by the applicant, its spouse, a lineal relative, a relative who has lived together with the applicant or any other who has close social relationship with the applicant, should not be controlled in relations to activities in Japan of the applicant under the specified skill worker contract, with whatever formal reasons as guarantee deposit or any other, and also any contract which defines penalties on defaults in the specified skill worker contract or which defines transfer of money or any other assets, has not been made or should not been made.

F. If the applicant had paid expenses to a foreign institution for commision of proposal of the specified skill worker contract or preparation of activities of "Specified Skilled Worker" defined by ICRRA, the applicant should have agrred with the foreign institution after having fully understood the total amount and the breakdown. 

G. If the country or the region, which the applicant lives or the citizenship of which the applicant holds, has any procedure to be complied, the procedure should have been processed. 

H. The applicant should have agreed on regularly paid expenses  as dining, housing or any other title, after having fully understood the contents of dining, housing or other benefits provided as  consideration of the expenses, the amounts of the expenses should be adequate like actual expenses and the details of the expensed should be documentally indicated.

I. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in activities in the designated industrial field defined by a notice of the minister of justice, the applicant should correspond to criteria which should be regulated by a notice of a minister who govern the indutrial field after discussed  with the minister of justice and considering special circumstances of the industral field.  

"Specified Skilled Worker" (ii) 「特定技能2号」

A. The employment contract between the applicant & the accepting institution should be made in accordance with "clause 1&2, article 2-5" of ICRRA.

B. The public or private institution in Japan, as a counterparty of the contract, should correspond to "clause 3, except for item 2, & claus4, article 2-5" of ICRRA.

C. The applicant should correspond to each of the following:

(a) The applicant should be 18 years old or older

(b) The applicant should be in a condition of good health

(c) The applicant should be certified by an examination or any other method of evaluation to have experienced skills necessary to the labor to be engaged in

(d) The applicant should carry a passport issued by the designated foreign government or the designated regional authority by notices of the minister of justice, as it should be cooperative to execution of order of foreced leave.

D. The monetary assets or any other properties held by the applicant, its spouse, a lineal relative, a relative who has lived together with the applicant or any other who has close social relationship with the applicant, should not be controlled in relations to activities in Japan of the applicant under the specified skill worker contract, with whatever formal reasons as guarantee deposit or any other, and also any contract which defines penalties on defaults in the specified skill worker contract or which defines transfer of money or any other assets, has not been made or should not been made.

E. If the applicant had paid expenses to a foreign institution for commision of proposal of the specified skill worker contract or preparation of activities of "Specified Skilled Worker" defined by ICRRA, the applicant should have agrred with the foreign institution after having fully understood the total amount and the breakdown. 

F. If the country or the region, which the applicant lives or the citizenship of which the applicant holds, has any procedure to be complied, the procedure should have been processed. 

G. The applicant should have agreed on regularly paid expenses  as dining, housing or any other title, after having fully understood the contents of dining, housing or other benefits provided as  consideration of the expenses, the amounts of the expenses should be adequate like actual expenses and the details of the expensed should be documentally indicated.

H. If the applicant have stayed in Japan under a visa status " Technical Trainee", 

I. If the applicant is willing to be engaged in activities in the designated industrial field defined by a notice of the minister of justice, the applicant should correspond to criteria which should be regulated by a notice of a minister who govern the indutrial field after discussed  with the minister of justice and considering special circumstances of the industral field.  

"Technical Intern Training "「技能実習」

The technical intern training plan for the activities of the applicant should be confirmed in accordance with  "section 1, article 8" of Law on Appropriate Execution of Technical Intern Training for Foreigners and  Protection of Technical Intern Trainee「外国人の技能実習の適正な実施及び技能実習生の保護に関する法律」.

"Student「留学」"

A. The applicant should correspond to one of the following:

(a) The applicant should enter and study in a domestic college, a domestic educational institution equivalent to a college, a special course of a vocational school, a domestic educational institution providing education for students having studied in foreign schools for twelve years or more in order to get permission from domestic colleges or a domestic technical college except for studying entirely in the night time or studying correspondence courses.

(b) The applicant should enter and study in a domestic graduate school entirely in the night time, on a condition that the graduate school has a control system which can sufficiently manage attendance records of students from overseas and situations of  compliance with "clause 1, article 19" of ICRRA.

(c) The applicant should enter and study in a senior high school, except for a night high school, including a later course of a middle educational school, the same hereafter, in a senior course of a special support school, in a junior high school including a later course of a compulsory educational school and a former course of a middle educational school, the same hereafter, in middle course of a special support school, in a primary school including a former course of a compulsory educational school, the same hereafter, in a primary course of a special support school, in a high course or a general course of a special vocational school, in a miscellaneous school or an educational school similar to the above school in terms of its facilities and organization, except for studying in night time entirely or studying by correspondence education.

B. The applicant should have sufficient assets and other resources such as a scholarship to pay required expenses for the life in Japan, provided that this shall be excluded, if the other party shall pay for the expenses.

C. If the applicant should study as a research student or as an auditor studying entirely by attending classes or lectures, the applicant should correspond to (a) or (b) on the above A., should have received admission from the school and should be attending classes or lectures for ten hours per week. 

D. If the applicant should study in a senior high school, the applicant should be twenty years old or younger and should have studied Japanese language or have had education in Japanese in some educational institutions for one year or more, provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant shall be accepted as a student under a student exchange plan or an international exchange plan equivalent to that formulated by an organization of the central government or a local government, an independent governmental institution, a national university institution, an educational institution, an associated institution for public interests or a foundational institution for public interests in Japan. 

D-2. If the applicant should study in a junior high school, junior high course of a special support school or a primary course of a special support school, the applicant should correspond to each of the following, provided that this shall be excluded, if the applicant should be accepted as a student or a school kid under a student exchange plan or an international exchange plan equivalent to that formulated by an organization of the central government, an independent governmental institution, a national university institution, an educational institution, an associated institution for interests or a foundational institution for public interests in Japan:

(a) If the applicant should study in a junior high school, the applicant should be seventeen years old or younger.

(b) If the applicant should study in a primary school, the applicant should be fourteen years old or younger.

(c) The applicant should be under care and custody in Japan.

(d) The educational institution in which the applicant should study, should have full time workers to guide students or school kids in daily lives.

(e) The educational Institution in which the applicant should study, should have a dormitory or another facility with full time workers where the applicant can spend its daily life with no difficulty.

E. The applicant should correspond to each of the following, if the applicant should study in a special vocational school or in a miscellaneous school except for studying Japanese language, provided that the applicant is should not be required to correspond to (a), if the applicant is willing to be engaged in studying in an educational institution founded for a purpose of accepting a plenty of students from overseas and making primary or middle education in English: 

(a) The applicant should have had education on  Japanese language for six months or more in the designated educational institution by the minister of justice after hearing an opinion of the minister of education and science which makes education on Japanese language for foreigners, "Japanese education institution" hereafter, should have been certified its ability of Japanese language to study in a special vocational school or a miscellaneous school by an examination or should have had education for one year or more in a school defined in "article 1" of School and Education law except for a kinder garden.  

(b) The educational institution accepting the applicant should have a full time workers to guide foreign students in daily lives. 

F. If the applicant should have education on Japanese language entirely in a special vocational school, a miscellaneous school or an educational institution similar to them in terms of its facilities and organization, the school or the educational institution should be a "Japanese educational institution".

G. If the applicant should study in an educational institution which provides education to students having had school education for twelve years or more for obtaining admission from domestic colleges, the educational institution should have been designated by the minister of justice after hearing an opinion of the minister of education and science.

H. If the applicant should have education in a school similar to a miscellaneous school in terms of its facilities and organization, except for entirely studying Japanese language, the educational institution should have been designated by a notice of the minister of justice.

"Trainee「研修」"

A. The applicant should learn skills, technologies or knowledge, "skills and others" hereafter, which cannot be  learned by repeats of a single operation.

B. The applicant should be eighteen years old or elder and should be expected to be engaged in activities requiring the skill and others which should be learned by the applicant after returning to the country where the applicant have the citizenship or resides. 

C. The applicant should learn the skill and others which cannot be or may not be learned around the area of the residence of the applicant.

D. The training for the applicant should be held with instructions by full time workers of a public or private domestic institution, who have experienced the skill or others for five years or more. 

E. If the training for the applicant should include business practices, which are training of learning skills and others by being engaged in business of manufacturing or selling goods or in business of providing services with receiving prices, including busines practice of operating manufacturing machines on business of manufacturing of goods, except for practices that the site for manufacturing of goods is separated from the site of the practices or that manufacturing goods and the practices should not be held simultaneously, the same in H, the applicant should correspond to one of the following:

(a) The training for the applicant should be held by an organization of the central government, an organization of a local government or an independent administrative institution, itself. 

(b) The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Japan National Tourism Organization, an independent administrative institution.

(c) The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Japan International Corporation Agency , an independent administrative institution.

(d)The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Oil & Gas Upstream Technology Unit of the Japan Oil, Gas and Medal National Corporation, an independent administrative institution.

(e) The training for the applicant should be held by an international organization. 

(f) The training for the applicant should be held as business operated by funds from an institution directly invested by the central government or a local government, an institution founded through an extra procedure defined in a special law or an independent administrative institution except for mentioned in the above (a) to (e), 

and the accepting institution also should correspond each of the below: 

1. The institution should have an accommodation facility with an arranger of the training who can prepare the accommodation facility.

2. The institution should have a training facility.

3. The institution should have stuffs guiding the applicant in its daily life.

4. The institution should make a security treatments such as having insurance contracts except for laborers accident compensation insurance in case of death, injury or disease of the applicant, including the arranger of the training to make security treatments.

5. The institution should make treatments required for security and sanitation of the facility defined in Industrial Safety and Health Act「労働安全衛生法」or other treatments equivalent to those.

(g) If the applicant should be a full time worker of a central government or a local government of another country or any other organization similar to that, the accepting institution should correspond to one of 1. to 5. of the above (f).

(g) If the applicant should have a training appointed by a central government or a local government of another country or any other country and with supports and advices from Japan, the applicant should correspond to each of the below:

1. The applicant should be engaged in business making the skills or others prevail widely in the area of its residence.

2. The accepting institution should correspond to from 1. to 5. of the above (f).

F. The accepting institution or the arranger should make treatments securing returning of the trainees such as reserve of flight expenses.

G. The accepting institution should make documents of situations of executed training, keep the documents at the office for the training and save the documents for one year or more after the completion of each training. 

H. If the applicant should correspond to one of the below and the time of the business practice should be three quarters or less of the total time of the training or if the applicant should correspond to each of the below and the time of business practice should be four fifths or less of the total time of the training, the time of the business practice, to be summed up in case that the business practice should be held in two or more institutions, should be two thirds or less of the total time of the training: 

(a) The applicant should be expected to have the applied business practice in Japan for four months or more.

(b) The applicant should have had training which should be held outside of Japan by a foreign public or private educational institution for a purpose of assistance to the training in Japan, directly related to the training in Japan except for the business practice for one month and the programs for one hundred sixty hours or more in the term of less than six months on conditions that the accepting institution had confirmed the training outside of Japan should have been similar to the training in Japan.

 "Dependent「家族滞在」"

The applicant should stay under supports from a foreigner staying in Japan with visa status of "Professor", "Artist", "Religious Activities", "Journalist", "High Skilled Professional", "Business Manager", "Lawyer and Accountant", Medical Care", "Researcher", "Instructor", "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Intra-company Transferee", "Nursing Care", "Entertainer", "Skilled Labor", "Specified Skilled Worker (ii)", "Cultural Activities" or "Student", provided that the supporter should study in a university, a college or the same grade educational institution, or in a special course of a vocational school, in a preparational educational institution for entering a university or a college in Japan after twelve years educational experiences in overseas, in a technical college course or in a night time graduate school, if the supporter is under a visa status of "Student".     

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