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Japan. living there for only 3 years?!

Postby darkshortyx » Wed 01.09.2008 12:29 pm

So I've heard that people can't just go and live in Japan for the rest of there life. We can only stay there for 3 years. Whats up with that?
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Postby Oyaji » Wed 01.09.2008 12:32 pm

There's nothing up with that -- you heard wrong.
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Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 01.09.2008 2:56 pm

yep, some of our friendly forum dwellers have been there for over 10 years.. and some just passed the 3 year mark too.
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Postby Dehitay » Wed 01.09.2008 3:10 pm

You're probly thinking about the JET program. They offer 1-3 years in Japan.
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Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 01.09.2008 6:59 pm

And don't make the mistake of assuming that you will want to live there for any extended period of time. I doubt this will be a relevant concern for the TC, but try living there for a year or less before you commit to anything longer term than that.
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Postby land234 » Wed 01.09.2008 8:14 pm

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Postby chikara » Wed 01.09.2008 8:19 pm

land234 wrote:
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Postby Harisenbon » Wed 01.09.2008 9:55 pm

Dehitay wrote:
You're probly thinking about the JET program. They offer 1-3 years in Japan.


They've recently raised the limit to 5.
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Postby Dehitay » Wed 01.09.2008 10:35 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
You're probly thinking about the JET program. They offer 1-3 years in Japan.


They've recently raised the limit to 5.


Actually, it's just after I posted that when I remembered the 5 year limit. What I was thinking of is the work visas which have a 3 year maximum. I just combined work visa with JET without really thinking about it.
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Postby Mike Cash » Thu 01.10.2008 6:15 am

darkshortyx wrote:
So I've heard that people can't just go and live in Japan for the rest of there life. We can only stay there for 3 years. Whats up with that?


Only a very small portion of the Western foreigners who come here can stand it that long anyway. Most leave after one year, most of the rest leave after two years, and they're almost all gone by the end of three years.

Despite that, there is no governmental restriction that limits a person to three years. But, no, you will not receive permission to live here for the rest of your life upon arriving here. There are a few of us here who have permanent resident status and have been here far, far longer than three years.
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Postby AJBryant » Thu 01.10.2008 12:04 pm

Plus I really don't think *anyone* should be thinking about "moving to Japan for the rest of their lives" until they've actually BEEN there, or better, LIVED there for a while to see if they could do it.

I'm pretty sure I could have made the "for life" transition, but after six years I made the horrible mistake of falling in love with someone in California and so moved back to the States in 1992 -- and we broke up a few months later. Grrrrr.


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Postby darkshortyx » Thu 01.10.2008 4:35 pm

Well guys. thanks for the info. I was already planning on living there for a year before I go there to actually stay. And dont worry, I'll live. I know too many people who live there. japanese, korean, and american frieds and family. I just recently started talking to them again(lost contact some how). but I only get to talk to them once a month, due to problems.

anyway. so someone said 3 has been turn to 5. and others said Despite that, there is no governmental restriction that limits a person to three years. But, no, you will not receive permission to live here for the rest of your life upon arriving to japan.
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Postby Harisenbon » Thu 01.10.2008 10:56 pm

AJBryant wrote:
I'm pretty sure I could have made the "for life" transition, but after six years I made the horrible mistake of falling in love with someone in California and so moved back to the States in 1992 -- and we broke up a few months later. Grrrrr.


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Postby chikara » Thu 01.10.2008 11:04 pm

AJBryant wrote:
..... I'm pretty sure I could have made the "for life" transition, but after six years I made the horrible mistake of falling in love with someone in California and so moved back to the States in 1992 .....

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Postby ss » Thu 01.10.2008 11:33 pm

AJBryant wrote:
I'm pretty sure I could have made the "for life" transition, but after six years I made the horrible mistake of falling in love with someone in California and so moved back to the States in 1992 -- and we broke up a few months later. Grrrrr.


Harisenbon wrote:
Japan will always love you Papa.
Come back to its loving arms.


Agreed with Harisenbon-san.

Poor Papa, you should really consider moving back to Japan, to fulfill your dream --- 沢口靖子のような美人と結婚したい。 ;) :p :D
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