Renewing a "Designated Activities" status of residence (e.g., house staff of diplomats; amateur athletes and their families; internships; specific research activities; information processing activities; graduates of Japanese universities and their families)

  1. Foreign nationals who wish to serve as an (individual) house staff member to diplomats or consular officials
  2. Foreign nationals to whom either of the following (1) or (2) apply:
    (1) They are an amateur athlete who wishes to continue their sporting activities
    (2) They are family members of an amateur athlete who wish to extend their periods of stay
  3. Foreign university students who wish to extend their internships (activities which provide students with practical experience at a Japanese company as part of their studies)
  4. Foreign nationals who wish to continue engaging in specific research activities (through contracts with either public or private Japanese institutions to perform/oversee research projects, to work as an educator in a related field, and/or to operate a business related to the specialized field in conjunction with their research/education activities)
  5. Foreign nationals who wish to continue engaging in information processing activities (through contracts with either public or private Japanese institutions which require a background in the natural sciences or the humanities, or knowledge of related technology)
  6. Foreign nationals to whom either of the following (1) or (2) apply:
    (1) They are the dependent and spouse or child of a foreign national engaging in the activities listed above in points 4 or 5
    (2) They are the parents of either the foreign national engaging in points 4 or 5 above or the foreign national's spouse, are living with the foreign national, and are their dependent.
  7. Foreign nationals who wish to continue as either an EPA Nurse Candidate or an EPA Nursing Care Worker Candidate (working course)
  8. Foreign nationals who wish to continue as an EPA Nursing Care Worker Candidate (working course)
  9. Foreign nationals who wish to continue their employment as either an EPA Nurse or EPA Nursing Care Worker
  10. Foreign nationals who wish extend their stay and are the dependent and spouse or child of a foreign national EPA Nurse or EPA Nursing Care Worker (point 9 above)
  11. Foreign nationals to whom either of the following (1) or (2) apply:
    (1) They wish to be admitted to a hospital (or other health care facility) for medical treatment
    (2) They wish to assist a foreign national who has been admitted to a hospital (or other health care facility) for medical treatment
  12. Foreign nationals who wish to participate in the activities outlined in either (1) or (2):
    (1) They wish to extend their stay in Japan for a period of less than one year to engage in sightseeing or other recreational activities
    (2) They wish to extend their stay to accompany their foreign national spouse in the activities listed above in (1)
    * Even with an extension, the period of stay for (1) and (2) may not exceed one year.
  13. Foreign nationals to whom either of the following (1) or (2) apply:
    (1) They wish to pursue employment which uses knowledge and Japanese language skills acquired at a Japanese university or graduate school (for graduates of a Japanese institution)
    (2) They are the dependent of a foreign national in the activities listed above in (1)
  14. Foreign nationals who wish to remain in Japan after graduation to start their own business
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