Conference of experts on "Easy Japanese Guidelines for Residency Support"

Press release

February 14, 2020 (Reiwa 2)

To help national and local governments better communicate with and share information with foreign nationals, the Immigration Services Agency and Agency for Cultural Affairs worked with a panel of experts to create "Easy Japanese Guidelines for Residency Support."

  1. Event objectives

    The Immigration Services Agency believes that it is important to use easy Japanese and multiple languages when communicating information from national and local governments to foreign nationals. To that end, an expert panel will convene from February 21 to create guidelines that explain the need for easy Japanese for residency support and to outline what "easy Japanese" is.

  2. Council members

    See the appendix.

  3. Items to be discussed

    The creation of "easy Japanese" guidelines for national and local governments to use when sharing information with foreign nationals.

  4. Discussion schedule

    Meetings will be held approximately once a month, with the aim of publishing the finished guidelines in the summer of this year.

  5. Event details (first session)

    From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020

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