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New support center opens in Tokyo for foreign residents in Japan

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I just read that many International People have left Japan due to CoronaVirus. Is this correct?

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I just read that many International People have left Japan due to CoronaVirus. Is this correct?

I'm sure many did. Just as many stayed. It's not like people are a unified entity who all do one or the other with no dissenters. When the doors were being shut, people had to decide which side they wanted to be on when it happened.

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Sifting through and understanding all the rip-offs involved with rentals and getting your key money back, watching the butterflies flutter around city hall looking for red stamps, trying to register a car are just a few of the huge hassles faced by Non-bilingual foreigners in Japan. Hopefully, this support center will give people the help they need to get through these mind fields without stating, “This is Japan!”

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Well. considering that the J-govt is not allowing any foreigners back into Japan when if they have a visa, house, job, company or family, maybe they can toss in a few yen or apply some pressure to MOFA to keep their promises instead of paying rent in a high end area just to show us how to use a Hanko.

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why post article like this with no proper name in Japanese and no contact info?

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Well. considering that the J-govt is not allowing any foreigners back into Japan when if they have a visa, house, job, company or family...

Indeed, perhaps, if the article had given a phone number, or any other contact info, we could try to find out what to do when we need to go back to see our elderly parents, but don't want to give up on our families, homes, jobs, and entire lives in order to do so.

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.......on one floor of a building located in front of JR Yotsuya Station in the capital's Shinjuku Ward.

Is that the best you can do for access and contact information?

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here it is an embarrassing unprofessional mis-mash website typical indicative of Japanese not enlisting assistance of foreigners to make it easy to read good luck ! https://jsite.mhlw.go.jp/tokyo-foreigner/english.html

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@macv

here it is an embarrassing unprofessional mis-mash website typical indicative of Japanese not enlisting assistance of foreigners to make it easy to read good luck ! https://jsite.mhlw.go.jp/tokyo-foreigner/english.html

...the page looks like it was made in 1990, not 2020. O_o

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This is great but housing still remains a major issue. All the above is effortless without adequate and affordable housing for foreigners.

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I have no faith in this kind of services. I used it once or twice and have to tell you it looks great on the paper. They of course found me a job but every time I went over for an interview, they lowered the salary, plus no bonuses or anything like that.

It was long time ago but nothing has changed.

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This is nothing but Lip Service (not in the Japanese sense) to make it look like they’re doing something for all that TAX ¥¥ you’re paying.

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How about Housing? Getting a credit card? Applying for residency on your own?

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As much as the website looks like a site created in 1999, I'm glad they've made this effort to consolidate and find a central location to help non-Japanese.

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Be careful people it could just be another detention centre. A funnel to degradation.

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LETS HOPE THIS PROJECT WORKS.

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@Vinke

2000 - 2015 it is written on the bottom....obviously website was created 20 years ago!

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@I have no faith in this kind of services. I used it once or twice and have to tell you it looks great on the paper. They of course found me a job but every time I went over for an interview, they lowered the salary, plus no bonuses or anything like that.

Same applies to housing even today, except once a house is finally found, the rental went up and much smaller than regular rentals for citizens. I personally know two families with the same income and household resident size and location. The local pays way less than the foreigner for the same type of dwelling. Go figure.

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Will this centre provide assistance to the foreigners stuck overseas due to the re-entry ban?

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Question 1 - 'why can't I travel home for family reasons and be allowed re-entry like Japanese residents.?'

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2.93 million includes Japanese born Chinese and Koreans which I think totals about 1.5 million.

Unnecessary travel restrictions are in place for non Japanese while nationals are free to travel. Some are waiting to return.

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Will they consider long term residents with family law issues in this new establishment?

Its not about coming in line with the rest of the countries for shure, but we are not Ainu.

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The center, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

Sweet. Very useful for the working professionals that they hope to accommodate.

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I wonder who had the fine idea of opening a branch in Kabukicho :)

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This new center doesn't even provide a way to email or message someone. What about the current entry ban on foreign residents? How are they supposed to get help? It seems they are not even on their radar screen. We don't need to waste tax money on window dressing. The government needs to act NOW to assist it's TAX-PAYING foreign residents whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed with this discriminatory COVID-19 immigration policy. If you haven't already done so, please check out this petition and add your name as a signatory if you feel so inclined: http://chng.it/HZqkk9bFZc

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If only the center matters, what about the rest of us autsiders so far?

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