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Skilled Labor VISA : for a foreign food cook, wine sommelier and etc.
<02/13 (Wed) /2008 23:20>
When a foreign national has a certain skill, he/she can apply for "Skilled Labor" VISA. If permitted, the period of status of residence is three years or one year. The Ministry of Justice has stipulated the following eight skilled labors.

Job TitleMajor Point of Skill Requirements
1. Foreign Food Cookat least 10 years' experience
2. Architectat least 10 years' experience  in architecture or civil engineering characteristic to a foreign country
3. Jewelerat least 10 years' experience
4. Animal Trainerat least 10 years' experience
5. Hot Spring Mining at least 10 years' experience
6. Aircraft Pilotat least 1,000 hours' experience
7. Sport Trainer1) at least 3 years' experience in instructing sport  or
2) a person who has competed in an international event such as the Olympics or World Championships
8. Wine Sommelierat least 5 years' experience and has achieved excellence in an international sommelier contest

In each case, there are two more requirements:

1) The foreign national has a contract with a public or private organization in Japan

2) The foreign national receives no less reward than a Japanese national would receive for comparable work

As for the details of the requirement and how to invite the above people from abroad, please see this page of our office Web site. How to invite a cook of foreign food is explained as an example.

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