A status of Residence in Japan, “Specified Skilled Worker” was added on Immigration Control Act as of April 2019, aiming at addressing the serious labor shortage in Japan by accepting experienced foreign human resources with specific expertise and skills.
Specific Skilled Worker in detail
here are the following two types of specific skills.
- Specific skill No. 1
- Specific skill No. 2
Who is Specific Skilled Worker No.1?
|Specified Industry Field (acceptable industry)||Nursing care field, Building cleaning field, Raw material industry field, Industrial machine manufacturing field, Electrical / Electronic information related industry field, Construction field, Shipbuilding / Ship industry field, Automobile maintenance field, Aviation field, Accommodation field, Agriculture field, Fishery Field, Food and Beverage manufacturing field, Food service industry|
|Period of stay||Renewal every 1 year, 6 months or 4 months. Up to 5 years in total.|
|Skill level||Confirmed by examination etc. (Foreigners who have completed Technical Intern Training No. 2 are exempt from examination etc.)|
|Japanese proficiency level||Confirm the Japanese proficiency required for daily life and work by examination etc. (N4 level) (Foreigners who have completed Technical Intern Training No. 2 are exempt from examination etc.)|
|Family companion||Basically not admitted|
|Support by Accepting Organization or registered supporting organization||Eligible|
Sometimes Japanese Accepting Organization (Employer) is hard to support foreign worker sufficiently. I will support such organization to facilitate infrastructure (Accepting orientation, set up multi language infrastructure etc.).
Who is Specific Skilled Worker No.2?
|Specific industry field (acceptable industry)||Construction field, shipbuilding / ship industry field|
|Period of stay||Renewal every 3 years, 1 year or 6 months No upper limit|
|Skill level||Confirmed by tests, etc.|
|Japanese proficiency level||No need to check in test|
|Family companion||Possible if the requirements are met (spouse, child)|
|Support by host or registration support agency||Not eligible|
Measures by Japan government to welcome foreign worker
Additionally, The Government of Japan takes initiative in improving the infrastructure, such as the provision of multilingual information by public instructions and the infrastructure of daily life in order to welcome the rapidly increasing number of foreigner as “residence” in Japan.
What you can expect?
As an immigrant lawyer, I will support those Specified Skilled Workers and employers immigrant procedure, legal procedure and daily life support in Japan as well!
We Japanese always welcome those who want live in, work in Japan as a Specified Skilled Worker.