Despite its claim that the Northern Territories legally belong to Japan, it is Moscow, not Tokyo, that exercises an increasingly firm grip on development of the disputed islands off Hokkaido.Read More
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A computer glitch forced many foreign residents to receive their new "zairyu" residence cards without the electronic signature of the justice minister Monday, the first day the Immigration Bureau began issuing the IDs to replace alien registration cards.Read More
Tokyo, May 16 (CNA) Japan's immigration officials are stepping up their efforts to clamp down on the sale of fake passports at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, amid a growing number of cases involving brokers from Taiwan and other countries, a Japanese news site reported Wednesday.
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Some local governments in Japan said they will stop offering education and health care services to illegal foreign residents after the revised basic resident registration law takes effect in July, contrary to the central government policy of continuing to provide such services to them, a survey by civic groups showed Monday.Read More