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Foreign workers in Japan are required to have a medical certificate

They must confirm that they can work stably

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/NOVOSTIVL/ The Justice Ministry plans to require foreign workers entering the country using the new work visas to submit medical certificates. This article appeared in the Jiji Press.

Such foreign workers will be required to receive confirmation by doctors that they are capable of working in a stable and continuous manner after undergoing checks on blood pressure levels and other conditions as well as tuberculosis testing.

Forms for the medical certificates will be available on the ministry’s website in 11 languages, including Japanese, English and Vietnamese.

These certificates will be required to be submitted to an immigration agency that the government is set to establish next month by upgrading the ministry’s Immigration Bureau.

Japan is scheduled to introduce the new visas next month in an effort to accept more foreign workers amid serious labor shortages. The ministry has received calls for limiting foreign people allowed to work in Japan under the new visas to those that are healthy.