Not true. You get it from your company but not from the government
We also get it from the government.
I just registered for the National pension in January, and it was very clear at the ward office and in the literature that they provided that I will be paid.
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we do not get national pension either but we have it taken out of our salaries.
Not true. If you pay into the national pension you will receive a pension, regardless of permanent resident status or citizenship. If you are from a country that has an agreement with Japan, you can even receive it from your own country.
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Now if only the Japanese people could start showing it's support for foreigners and make the government realize, what they are doing is wrong.
The government doesn't seem to be against giving it out to foreigners (except for 2 specific diet members). I seem to see a lot of Japanese people on SNS saying not to give it to foreigners. Hope the government doesn't listen to them. We should find out soon.
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It means Japanese citizen (who have its citizenship).
Not necessarily. Minister Suga used the term to include foreigners living in Japan, just last month. Here it will most likely mean those who have a juminhyo.
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I don't know why Japan Today keeps translating 国民 as citizens, but Suga said just last month when they were considering the 300,000 handout, that foreign residents (except illegal residents and short term visitors) WOULD receive it. Many people are saying they also received it as foreign residents in 2009, so I don't see why we wouldn't this time.
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Nikkei is reporting that Minister Suga announced that foreign residents of Japan will also be considered for this, if they meet the qualifications.
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There is a diet member who is currently getting a lot of flack for saying foreigners should not be given this benefit, by the way.
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I am not sure where the Nakano Ward office gets that information, but I don't see anything being announced that its only for citizens. Perhaps they are thinking of how unemployment benefits work, there is something there about foreign residents I believe. As others have mentioned, in the past when these benefits have been given out foreign residents with juminhyo were given them as well. We pay taxes, why not? In my country, Canada, they are giving benefits to people who lost their jobs, but one of the requirements is 'residing in Canada', so then I get nothing in either country?
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This is not correct. If the author of this article took a look at the Japan Post website in Japanese, she would notice it says ‘宛て’, which means TO. They will not be accepting packages being sent from Japan TO those countries. Inbound packages will still be accepted. It would not make sense for them to send packages back out of Japan if the reason is lack of flights. The author should have realized this. Irresponsible reporting. Source: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0401_02.html
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Will foreigners with a juminhyo get this as well?
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