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A record number of foreigners living in Japan were stripped of their residency status in 2018, data from the country’s Im

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The immigration agency said on Wednesday that it revoked visas of 832 people last year, more than doubled the figure of a year earl

yabo亚博体育下载419论坛ier. Almost 70 percent of them were students and technical trainees who failed to follow visa requirements.

By nationality, half of those who lost their residency status wer

e Vietnamese. They were followed by 152 Chinese, 62 Nepalese and 43 Filipinos.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛品茶微信

Those who had their student status rescinded numbered 412, an increase from 172 in

2017. Meanwhile, 153 foreign workers had their technical trainee status revoked, up from eight in the year before.

yabo亚博体育下载419论坛The number of residency revocations was the highest since 2005 when record-keeping began. According to the Japanese Just

ice Ministry, the most affected were people on student visas who quit their studies yet continued to work in Ja

pan and technical trainees who abandoned their assigned jobs and were working elsewhere.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛

Meanwhile, there were 80 cases in which a spouse or child of a Japanese national were deprived of th

eir family member visas. Some had obtained their visas through fake marriages, the ministry said.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛

As a nation with the world’s fastest aging society coupled with a low birthrate, Japan ado

yabo亚博体育下载419论坛品茶微信pted new immigration laws to attract foreign workers in certain sectors starting from April.

However, with an increasing number of technical interns quitting jobs due to long-criticized “grim working conditions for forei

gners”, the government has also applied stricter standards for revoking visas since January 2017.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛品茶微信

The Japanese Justice Ministry can cancel a visa for a wide range of reas

ons, such as failure to report a change of address within 90 days of moving.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛

Kazuyuki Motohari, an official from the Immigration Services Agency, sai

d the Justice Ministry will further crack down on those who flout the law.

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