Thank you for your interest in working in Japan. As the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, we are unable to assist with enquiries concerning specific job opportunities. However, we can share information regarding visas and the “Points-Based System for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals” which the Immigration Bureau of Japan conducts. When a foreign worker finds employment in Japan, he or she needs to acquire a visa, in particular a visa for a long stay. You can apply for it at the Embassy. To apply for a visa you need to acquire the “Certificate of Eligibility” and the documents which you need for the Certificate depend on your job in Japan, so, after finding potential employment, please obtain this information from the visa section of the Embassy.
Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam
As for applying for the Certificate of Eligibility, you can use the “Points-Based System for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals” as one method. The points-based system provides highly-skilled foreign professionals with preferential immigration treatment and some other benefits such as permission for multiple activities during the stay in Japan and a “5 year” period of stay. To apply for the system you need to check the point evaluation mechanism.
Point Evaluation Mechanism
The activities of the highly-skilled foreign professionals are classified into the following three categories:
(i) Advanced academic research activities
(ii) Advanced specialized/technical activities
(iii) Advanced business management activities
According to characteristic features of each category of activity, points will be assigned to each item, such as “academic background,” “professional career,” “annual salary,” and “research achievements.” Applicants are evaluated by adding up their points and making reference to the category of activity that they intend to engage in. You can find the detail of the point calculation table in the attached PDF file and on the website below.
Finally, the discussion on the acceptance of new human resources from overseas is on-going in the government of Japan. You can learn the direction of the discussion from the following link (“Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform 2018”, p33~p37).
Acceptance of Human Resources from Overseas
October 31, 2018