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Japan permits continued keep of Myanmar residents as a consequence of coup



Japan will permit Myanmar residents to increase their keep for an extra six months as an emergency measure as a result of unrest following the Feb. 1 navy coup within the Southeast Asian nation, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa mentioned Friday.

Those who want to keep longer in Japan might be allowed to work as effectively, and the emergency measure could be prolonged once more if the state of affairs in Myanmar doesn’t enhance, the immigration authorities mentioned.

According to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, 35,049 people from Myanmar resided in Japan as of the top of final 12 months, and 13,963 of them, the biggest group, had been technical interns underneath the government-sponsored program.

For the time being, the company will permit Myanmar residents who want to lengthen their keep to modify their standing to foreigners who’re allowed to have interaction in “designated activities,” a standing that’s given primarily based on particular person circumstances.

The extension interval might be six months, however for these aiming to acquire the standing of “specified skilled workers,” established in April 2019 to increase employment alternatives for blue-collar overseas staff, the interval might be one 12 months.

– Kyodo