From March 1st, new entry of foreigners will be gradually eased.

At the Japanese language schools and companies that accept them, the procedures and preparations necessary for entry into Japan, such as international students, are underway.

As a measure against Omicron stocks, the government has decided to ease the number of new foreigners who are prohibited from entering the country from March 1, and increase the maximum number of foreigners entering the country from the current 3,500 to 5,000.

In order for foreigners to obtain a visa for new entry, the host organization such as a university or company must apply online in advance.

Of these, at the Japanese language school in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 731 international students are unable to enter the country, and it takes about two years for long-term students.

International students are forced to attend classes online from overseas, and some students take classes at midnight due to the time difference.

On the 25th of this month, we started accepting applications required for entry, and the person in charge responded immediately, but access to the website was concentrated and we were temporarily unable to register data such as personal information.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, a "receipt certificate" will be issued when the host organization agrees to the pledge such as entering the passport information of the immigrant, the address of the facility waiting after entering the country, and thoroughly implementing infection control measures. You will be required to submit the necessary documents to the diplomatic mission abroad to receive a visa.

A 23-year-old Chinese student who has been waiting for entry for half a year said, "I want to enter Japan as soon as possible because I feel more motivated when I stay at home alone."

Managing Director Arai Nagashi, who is in charge of immigration procedures for international students at a Japanese language school, said, "To learn a language, it is important not only to learn languages, but also to experience culture and interact with people. I want to welcome you. "