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Japan to Start Grading Skilled Foreign Workers in Spring

The Japanese government has announced that it will implement a system for grading skilled foreign workers beginning in the spring.

The system will place various professions into one of three categories: academic research, work requiring specialized skills, and management and administration.

The grades would be made with a point value.

Those achieving the highest grade, 70 points, would receive preferential treatment, including the ability to get a permanent visa after living in the country for only five years, instead of the current 10, and the ability for their spouses to work in the country as well.

The government has expressed hope that this program will bring in more highly-skilled workers to complement Japan's domestic workforce.

Source: GLOBALITY - GAI





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