Just qualified as a Permanent Resident in Japan!....

Just qualified as a Permanent Resident in Japan!....

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

October 8th, 2010, 12:28 am #1


took 6 months for Immigration to decide on my status but I passed their requirements...

Permanent residence

Foreign residents who have shown good conduct and have sufficient assets or ability to make an independent living, can be granted permanent residence if they reside in Japan for typically ten or more consecutive years (less in case of spouses of Japanese nationals and people who have made significant contributions to Japanese society). Permanent residence status is indefinite and allows any paid activity.

Now I need a Japanese name hahahaha!
So, I can exit and enter Japan as a citizen without being electronically fingerprinted and photographed!...take on paid jobs here..but cannot vote.....

My present to myself???? why of course the newly acquired X-33! <img height="14" alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14">)

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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

October 8th, 2010, 12:43 am #2

Congrats. you're a local now. X-33^3 woohoo. ;) nt
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

October 8th, 2010, 1:04 am #3

took 6 months for Immigration to decide on my status but I passed their requirements...

Permanent residence

Foreign residents who have shown good conduct and have sufficient assets or ability to make an independent living, can be granted permanent residence if they reside in Japan for typically ten or more consecutive years (less in case of spouses of Japanese nationals and people who have made significant contributions to Japanese society). Permanent residence status is indefinite and allows any paid activity.

Now I need a Japanese name hahahaha!
So, I can exit and enter Japan as a citizen without being electronically fingerprinted and photographed!...take on paid jobs here..but cannot vote.....

My present to myself???? why of course the newly acquired X-33! <img height="14" alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14">)

<a href="">" title="dial and cards by thianwong1, on Flickr"><img alt="<A href=" src=""><img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/505 ... aaeb_z.jpg">"
you haven't been there ten years so you must have been extra special good

Voting isn't all it's cracked up to be. Remember how elections here are already decided before the west even votes
I imagine Japanese politics is quite different from here :-O

Ok, so we are going to have to have a contest to chose you a suitable Japanese name. I suggest the prize shouldn't be an X-33 though

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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

October 8th, 2010, 1:08 am #4

took 6 months for Immigration to decide on my status but I passed their requirements...

Permanent residence

Foreign residents who have shown good conduct and have sufficient assets or ability to make an independent living, can be granted permanent residence if they reside in Japan for typically ten or more consecutive years (less in case of spouses of Japanese nationals and people who have made significant contributions to Japanese society). Permanent residence status is indefinite and allows any paid activity.

Now I need a Japanese name hahahaha!
So, I can exit and enter Japan as a citizen without being electronically fingerprinted and photographed!...take on paid jobs here..but cannot vote.....

My present to myself???? why of course the newly acquired X-33! <img height="14" alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14">)

<a href="">" title="dial and cards by thianwong1, on Flickr"><img alt="<A href=" src=""><img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/505 ... aaeb_z.jpg">"
.... you will have to pay US taxes on ALL income if it is not listed in an exempt class My daughter's mother went through this with her dual British citizenship several years ago and since she plans to stay permenently in England, she has given up her US citizenship and is now a full fledged Brit only !! Check it out ! BTW, congratulations
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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:14 am

October 8th, 2010, 1:25 am #5

took 6 months for Immigration to decide on my status but I passed their requirements...

Permanent residence

Foreign residents who have shown good conduct and have sufficient assets or ability to make an independent living, can be granted permanent residence if they reside in Japan for typically ten or more consecutive years (less in case of spouses of Japanese nationals and people who have made significant contributions to Japanese society). Permanent residence status is indefinite and allows any paid activity.

Now I need a Japanese name hahahaha!
So, I can exit and enter Japan as a citizen without being electronically fingerprinted and photographed!...take on paid jobs here..but cannot vote.....

My present to myself???? why of course the newly acquired X-33! <img height="14" alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14">)

<a href="">" title="dial and cards by thianwong1, on Flickr"><img alt="<A href=" src=""><img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/505 ... aaeb_z.jpg">"
AMCH/PR - Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

October 8th, 2010, 1:27 am #6

.... you will have to pay US taxes on ALL income if it is not listed in an exempt class My daughter's mother went through this with her dual British citizenship several years ago and since she plans to stay permenently in England, she has given up her US citizenship and is now a full fledged Brit only !! Check it out ! BTW, congratulations
until he gives up his citizenship. If he hasn't been, he may get a nasty surprise one of these days...a big tax bill with interest owing

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

October 8th, 2010, 2:43 am #7

you haven't been there ten years so you must have been extra special good

Voting isn't all it's cracked up to be. Remember how elections here are already decided before the west even votes
I imagine Japanese politics is quite different from here :-O

Ok, so we are going to have to have a contest to chose you a suitable Japanese name. I suggest the prize shouldn't be an X-33 though

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several examples of those who got the status in 3 years....usually English teachers with PhDs etc...since this group of academics is valued added to Japanese society. I guess my job with with Panasonic for the last 6 years and currently with its top RandD facility had some influence. Moreover, the wife's academic credentials as an academic didn't hurt either!
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

October 8th, 2010, 2:47 am #8

until he gives up his citizenship. If he hasn't been, he may get a nasty surprise one of these days...a big tax bill with interest owing

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homes, land etc......then you are making profit in Canada and thus subject to even off shore taxation. I sold all my possessions including vehicle. I have only a savings account with Van City Savings with a locked in bartender pension amount until I turn 65. Otherwise, I have no other taxable assets in Canada! I do retain my Canadian citizenship!
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

October 8th, 2010, 2:51 am #9

.... you will have to pay US taxes on ALL income if it is not listed in an exempt class My daughter's mother went through this with her dual British citizenship several years ago and since she plans to stay permenently in England, she has given up her US citizenship and is now a full fledged Brit only !! Check it out ! BTW, congratulations
permanent status, allowing me to exit and enter Japan without the usual hassles and passport immigration updates every 3 years etc. I have mentioned that I consider now Japan my adopted retirement country but still am glad to have the Canadian passport ( for the kids' and wife's future benefits of travel to Canada! hah!)
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

October 8th, 2010, 2:53 am #10

every 3 years for passport stamping. haha! Several of the wife's teachers who are American and Canadian have their permanent status being here now each over 10 years...up to even 20 years teaching!!
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