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Japan immigration

Japan greenlights longer stays for more skilled foreign workers

To address labor shortage, work visas can be renewed indefinitely in 12 fields

A Vietnamese woman who received a visa under the specified skilled worker program works at a restaurant in Tokyo. (Photo by Mizuho Miyazaki)

TOKYO -- Japan changed its visa program to open long-term residency to a wider scope of skilled foreign workers on Friday, with the cabinet approving the removal of maximum residency limits.

The amended specified skilled worker visa program is expected to be rolled out in the latter part of the year.

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