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Number of foreign students with jobs after graduation hits record high

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Like this SHOULD have been expected. Many of those "foreign" students come here to Japan, go to school, but work their butts off and STILL end up sending money home to support families.

After graduation, many transfer to other schools, to keep working.

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Cos this is how the gov is getting around imigration, they dont want to let the gaijings in so the let them in under the pretex of being students. a very japanese way of doing things.

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Good for them.

Leave it to the usual crowd to always put a negative spin on even the most encouraging of news stories from Japan.

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Like this SHOULD have been expected. Many of those "foreign" students come here to Japan, go to school, but work their butts off and STILL end up sending money home to support families.

Sorry, not clear what you mean? How are the students not foreign? (Your placement of quotes around the word.) And why is it wrong that they send money home to their families? Isn't that often the point?

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Good on them for wanting something better for themselves and their families.

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In May, the agency revised a Justice Ministry notification to allow foreigners who have graduated from universities or completed postgraduate studies in Japan to work at restaurants and retail shops under the "Designated Activities" status of residence.

Previously, graduates of Japanese universities from overseas were not allowed to work in the services sector on the grounds that jobs in the industry were irrelevant to their expertise.

And this is cause for celebration?

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This is good news for all involved. The employers will also benefit from having foreign employees who will bring a breath of fresh air in Japanese companies. I teach at a university and have foreign students in my classes (mostly Chinese). They are generally more motivated, harder working and more communicative than their Japanese peers, and are a pleasure to have in class.

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I am one of those, and I don't get Kobe White Bar Owner's point. There are various ways to become a student in Japan, and of course the government encourages skilled young people to do an undergraduate or graduate program in Japan, and then use their degree in a positive way. I have many foreign friends who graduated from Japanese universities, and most of them have successful careers in Japan.

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Good gor them.

Make them being scammed by the retirement system and all disaster lines to tax your salary.

You are kindly warned.

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Hopefully these young folks will have real SHOT at PR if they want it!

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How long will they stay, though? To me, that is the question.

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Statistics don't include people who hold HSP visas?

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It’s only the beginning. Many more to come. Yay.

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talaraedokkoToday  02:45 pm JST

It’s only the beginning. Many more to come. Yay.

Dont worry my friend immigration and government is keeping eye on you, as well as We Japanese do. More and more can come as someone needs to pay for retirement plan and taxes.

But I can assure you if something bad will happen and there will be an order no gaikokujin can hide in Japan as Japanese people will rat you out, chase you and send back.

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Arrrgh-Type, for me it's been 12 years, and I don't plan to go anywhere yet. So are many of my friends.

GW, yes, especially if you work and pay taxes a few years, PR is easy. Also, recently they have a visa type called "highly skilled professional", which give you some benefits. It's point-based, not that difficult to get

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@satedaya

talaraedokkoToday 02:45 pm JST

It’s only the beginning. Many more to come. Yay.

Dont worry my friend immigration and government is keeping eye on you, as well as We Japanese do. More and more can come as someone needs to pay for retirement plan and taxes.

But I can assure you if something bad will happen and there will be an order no gaikokujin can hide in Japan as Japanese people will rat you out, chase you and send back.

I am not sure about what are you trying to say.. But....

You sound scary and like a menace...

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With the salaries the Japanese are offering, I am sure no, goof brains will want to work in Japan.

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As someone who wants to move to Japan, via a student visa, I couldn’t be happier at this news. Sure it will be a language school, but at least i’ll specialize in the language. That way I’ll have an opportunity to do the same things that these people did when they switch their visas.

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Japanese language alone brings you to roughly the same set of skills as a high school graduate in Japan. Skills are more important than language ability for employment.

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