Recently the NHK News On-line reported the following:
永住許可の要件緩和 アニメなどの分野でも 政府検討会
Targeting at the so called "Cool Japan" : Japan aimed at its own unique culture development in overseas, a government’s review committee had collated a draft report; it was supposed that conditions to obtain permanent residence for the highly specialized foreigners would be eased, and the categories in animation and fashion would be expanded.
Targeting at the so called "Cool Japan" in which Japan aimed at its unique culture development overseas, a government review meeting chaired by Matsuyama the Minister for all Japan Activities had collated a draft report on human resources for the purposes of their upbringing and securement.
According to that report, for the purpose of conducting practical vocational education, it was assumed that in the "Professional University", as a new higher education installation to be recognized by the government in next next fiscal year, teachers familiar with animation and sightseeing would be deployed there; it was necessary for the government to give support such as influencing the industry’s organizations.
Furthermore, for researchers and corporate executives etc., and also those who were highly specialized and being targeted to be let in, measures were taken to ease the criteria in the acquisition of the permission for permanent residence; also the categories in animation and fashion were also expanded.
To make sure that the student studying from abroad who were graduated from a domestic college could easily get a job in Japan, the government had maintained a site on the Net which connected foreign students with enterprises, and it also responded to foreign students on job consultation.
Regarding the government review meeting to be held in the beginning of next week, it was a policy to decide on the draft report.
It is understandable that Japan is eager to keep foreign talents to work in its country.