How does the scoring work?

Degree of preferential immigration immigration treatment in the points-based system for highly skilled professionals

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How does the scoring work?

1. The three types of activities

Highly skilled foreign professionals may apply for:

  1. Advanced academic research activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a)
  2. Advanced specialized/technical activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (b)
  3. Advanced business and management activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (c)

These three categories were created based on the activities being done, and points are awarded based on factors such as educational history, work history, yearly income, research achievements, and so on. Points are calculated for the category that corresponds to the applicant's desired activity.

The three types of activities that highly skilled foreign professionals carry out
Advanced academic research activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a)
Either participating in, overseeing, or directing a research project through a contract with a public or private organization in Japan.
Advanced academic research activities
Advanced specialized/technical activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (b)
Activities being performed through a contract with a public or private organization in Japan which require specialized skills or knowledge in natural sciences or humanities.
Advanced specialized/technical activities
Advanced business and management activities - Highly Skilled Professional (i) (c)
Either directly managing or overseeing the management of a public or private Japanese company.
Advanced business and management activities

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