Residing in Japan

March 19, 2024

MOFA's Initiatives on Foreign national coexistence policies

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) cooperates closely with the countries of origin of foreign nationals in relation to social integration (Foreign national coexistence) measures for foreign residents in Japan, which local governments are responsible for.

International Forum

MOFA and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have been holding “International Forums on Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and their integration into Japan”.

International Forums on Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and their Integration into Japan

FY 2023 (held on February 27, 2024)

Theme: “Support for Learning and Career Development of Foreign Children.”

FY 2022 (held on February 22, 2023)

Theme: “Supporting Foreign Residents in their Daily Lives:focusing on orientation and consultation services.”

FY 2021 (held on March 2, 2022)

Theme: Healthcare Access for Foreign Residents
Host Organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Support Organizations: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

FY 2020 (held on February 25, 2021)

Theme: Disseminating Information to Foreign residents in Japan: Issues and Challenges Seen in COVID-19 Pandemic
Host Organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Support Organizations: Ministry of Justice, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

FY 2019 (held on October 31, 2019)

Theme: Smooth acceptance of Foreign Nationals in local communities
Host Organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Support Organizations: Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Minato City, Tokyo
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