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|Authorized Activity under "Researcher" Visa|
"Researcher" is a status of residence in Japan to engage in research works as researcher ,investigator etc,. at a research institute etc. in Japan ,conducted on the basis of a contract with a private or public organization in Japan (except for the activities allowed under "Professor" visa).
|Criteria for “Researcher” Visa|
All of the following requirements are to be fulfilled, however, this shall not apply to cases where the applicant is to engage in research based on a contract with the national government; a local government; a juridical person established directly pursuant to the provisions of Japanese laws; a juridical pereson established pursuant to the provisions of a special Japanese law through special acts of establishment; a juridical person which is established pursuant to the provisions of a special Japanese law and which requires approval from the administrative authorities with respect to its establishment; an incorporated administrative agency ( meaning the incorporated administrative agency prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agencies(Act No. 103, 1999); the same shall apply hereinafter) or a juridical person designated by the Minister of Justice in a public notice, which is managed by funds granted by the national government, a local government or an incorporated administrative agency.
(i) The applicant must have a master’s degree or at least 3 years’experience in an area of related research(including research conducted at a graduate school) after graduation
from college(except for graduation from a junior college)or an equivalent institution or at least 10 years’ experience in an area of related research (including research conducted at a college).
(ii) The applicant must receive no less reward than a Japanese national would receive for comparable work.
|Necessary Documents for "Researcher" Visa|
You need to provide the following supporting documents to apply for this " Researcher " visa:
1. Material showing outline of the inviting organization.
2. Graduation certificate and a document certifying your career and other background.
3. Document certifying your activity,period of the activity,your position and reward.
| Agent in Japan Who May Apply for "Researcher" Visa
on Your Behalf
Employee of the organization in Japan which concluded a contract with you.
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