Home > Entertainment > Book
  print button email button

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002

THE ASIAN BOOKSHELF

Book bites


Staff writer
A JAPANESE VISA HANDBOOK: From Tourist to Permanent Resident, by Motoko Kuroda. ICG Muse, Inc., 2002, 148 pp., 1,600 yen/$14.95 (paper)

If you're considering living in Japan or already reside here and want to change your status of residence, a proper understanding of Japanese immigration law can save you both time and trouble.

This pocket-size guide to Japanese immigration requirements explains in plain English all seven categories of Japanese immigration visas and relevant immigration terminology. It also covers visa-exemption arrangements and provides guidelines for documents that must be submitted with each application.

In addition, it gives useful advice for a variety of situations such as divorce or death involving a Japanese spouse, applying for refugee status, the role of a guarantor and visa extension.

For long-term foreign residents of Japan, there are sections that address the conditions, application and approval procedures for applying for permanent residency and naturalization.



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.