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Justice ministry to allow foreign residents to update resident status online 

  • March 8, 2021
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Monday’s Nikkei wrote that from fiscal 2021 the Ministry of Justice is planning to  allow foreign residents to alter or renew their status of residence online. The paper wrote that although the ministry currently accepts applications for resident status only through companies and organizations sponsoring foreign residents in principle, the new system will allow individual foreign residents to proceed with the process by themselves online. The paper speculated that the new system is intended to increase convenience for users and help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus by reducing the number of people visiting the application offices. 

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