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Kanadajin's visa status


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In the two states I've spent most of my life (southwest of the U.S.) there are lots of people here who speak a combination of really broken English and Spanish, but can usually get a point across and be understood by most people. So I'll bet she can get by for the most part.

 

Yes, and given that most Japanese are probably too polite to point out how bad her Japanese is, she continues her delusion of fluency.

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Yes, and given that most Japanese are probably too polite to point out how bad her Japanese is, she continues her delusion of fluency.

 

While culturally I don't think it's right to be super passive and fake polite about everything all the time, but let's face it: she's a gaijin and not a very well known one either. Most people will think she's a tourist or a student abroad for a year unless they've actually seen her channel. So maybe they  don't feel the need to correct her because they think she won't stay...?

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While culturally I don't think it's right to be super passive and fake polite about everything all the time, but let's face it: she's a gaijin and not a very well known one either. Most people will think she's a tourist or a student abroad for a year unless they've actually seen her channel. So maybe they  don't feel the need to correct her because they think she won't stay...?

 

Even if they found out about her background, they most likely won't react that negatively because like you said, tatemae will always be more prevalent within their culture. Besides, no Japanese would want to waste their energy on confronting her - she's really not worth it. 

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Even if they found out about her background, they most likely won't react that negatively because like you said, tatemae will always be more prevalent within their culture. Besides, no Japanese would want to waste their energy on confronting her - she's really not worth it. 

 

At this point, confronting her would be like playing chess with a pigeon anyway, no matter how well crafted and well thought out your reasons for why they are wrong are, they'll still parade themselves around like they won.

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Read this earlier and couldn't help but think about her *special* exception crap. Anyone else heard of this! 

https://resources.realestate.co.jp/news/getting-permanent-residence-in-japan-new-rules-announced/

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Read this earlier and couldn't help but think about her *special* exception crap. Anyone else heard of this! 

https://resources.realestate.co.jp/news/getting-permanent-residence-in-japan-new-rules-announced/

 

Well a few months back they did have a meeting in order to change the time stayed required for people to become citizens. I think to three years or sooner. But look a this: Right off the bat, it's always five years. The ten years thing isn't a thing that exists and like 99% of websites still say ten years and I'm not sure why. There's no way she would have gotten PR through "highly-skilled professional" because she doesn't have a degree which is the reason for it. But she does claim her PR is because she was divorced in Japan. Even though there is no PR for divorced couples without kids.

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/newimmiact_3/pdf/06_point-hyou.pdf This is the list of points but it's in Japanese,You also get additional points for passing the JLPT N1. But the only thing she'd get points for is being under 29. She doesn't have experience in a business career, never graduated school in Japan, never passed the N1,and doesn't have a bachelors degree or higher or make 10 million yen or more a year. It also looks at another JLPT type test score wise but it's business related obv. Honestly the only thing this is good for would be people who are moving to Japan for the first time for work and are going to be working there for a few years. Like they already have a degree and a career where they make money and can easily get the visa. It's similar to the requirements to live in Saudi Arabia actually.

"...although the minimum residence period is reduced to five years for “highly-skilled [foreign] professionals” (高度人材). “Highly-skilled [foreign] professionals” are defined as foreigners who receive at least 70 points on the Ministry’s immigration scorecard. The scorecard is based on an assessment of criteria such as professional qualifications, education level, and annual salary."

 I got off topic somewhere. In general Asia has population issues and really tries to encourage foreigners moving to the country and staying there. I mean, a few years ago they set up free dating service because birth rates were so low. It makes sense they're trying to have more people live and stay there.

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She could claim that she's a professional video producer who makes movies about Japan. It's neither entirely true nor entirely false. In certain fields official degrees don't matter that much. Hundreds of thousands of subscribers could impress some people, especially those who aren't too familiar with the internet and YouTube. That's the only skill she could claim, I think. 

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She could claim that she's a professional video producer who makes movies about Japan. It's neither entirely true nor entirely false. In certain fields official degrees don't matter that much. Hundreds of thousands of subscribers could impress some people, especially those who aren't too familiar with the internet and YouTube. That's the only skill she could claim, I think. 

 

This is impossible for multiple reasons. The first reason is, creating content for youtube does not exclusively require her to be living in japan. Youtube is a international company, She could be sent back to Canada and it would not cause her to lose her profits. If she was employed to make youtube vids specifically at the japanese youtube branch that might be a different case but shes not. Mira could upload videos about japan from America and still get paid. Also theres the fact that Mira has no special skills that are required to make her videos, anyone can do what Mira does. If fact millions of people world wide do what mira does, and have the same or similar sub/viewer counts. Mira is far from a pro in any sense, and far from a specialist of any kind. I am sure this law change is for people who are required to be in japan to do their job, or are highly specialized for their job (ie government translators, business men/women ect).

Now lets pretend for some reason Mira had to be in japan to be a youtuber.  Maybe she might be able to make this claim if she actually made enough from youtube to prove she was a professional content creator. But as we all know, she has to work as a waitress, so it's very unlikley she makes anywhere near enough to be considered a 'professional'.  At most she might make enough to prove its a part time job, but not much more. Government officials aren't gonna give two shits about sub or view counts, they care about the documentation. Even if she could prove it was enough to be considered a part time job they'd likely treat it like her waitress job and I don't see them giving exceptions for "professional waitresses".

Finally there's Mira's job history, even in the art field you accumulate a certain amount of job history whether it be through commissions or being hired for temp jobs, ect.  To be considered a professional at the very least Mira would most likley have to produce references of some sort, or show she has been professional hired for jobs in her field.  Again as I said earlier, Mira would need concrete documentation. For example previous acting jobs, hosting jobs (like hosting a red carpet or a celebrity interview ect), editing for filming under an official company ect. Or at the very least have a certified business like rooster teeth or game grumps to back her up. Again, the Japanese government isn't gonna care about Mira's supposed social media following, people can make that stuff up and the only thing she can prove is how much she makes off it. She would need actual paper proof showing that she is qualified professional, or paper proof that she has special skills that a company specifically need her for.

Mira has none of these things,  so there is no way she could use her youtube subs to obtain citizenship.

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Mira's 'youtube career' doesn't really count since it's not something she can prove on paper. Also shes easily replaceable and under qualified to be considered professional.

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She could claim that she's a professional video producer who makes movies about Japan. It's neither entirely true nor entirely false. In certain fields official degrees don't matter that much. Hundreds of thousands of subscribers could impress some people, especially those who aren't too familiar with the internet and YouTube. That's the only skill she could claim, I think. 

 

Nope, you NEED the points. It's not, "oh you're a youtuber with 250,000 followers. You don't need a degree. LOL." It's, "you need to be a highly skilled professional," and in a way where you have experience in business which is what they're looking for. 3+ years in Business I think is their starting point for their points in that category.  The list for points isn't based off of skills, it's based off of education and documentation. 

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The requirements also want documentations if patents or other inventions/scientific discoveries.  The documents seem to only be for scientists and businessmen.  And they all require documents.  To qualify for early PR this article says you need to score an 80! You have to be nearly perfect to get that. 

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Forgive me if this has already been said but, if she's clearly going to fail from the professional side of things, won't she have visa-kun to fall back on?

If she's married, does she need to have a family in order to be considered? 

This has probably all been discussed sorry. Either way she's living in complete denial and is remaining blissfully ignorant. Thinking you're ethnically Japanese just because you love it so much isn't going to get you citizenship, it's just going to make you look stupid...

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Forgive me if this has already been said but, if she's clearly going to fail from the professional side of things, won't she have visa-kun to fall back on?

If she's married, does she need to have a family in order to be considered? 

This has probably all been discussed sorry. Either way she's living in complete denial and is remaining blissfully ignorant. Thinking you're ethnically Japanese just because you love it so much isn't going to get you citizenship, it's just going to make you look stupid...

 

Visa-kun is the only way she's getting citizenship (otherwise she wouldn't have even been able to stay in Japan), she would get barely any points otherwise..

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I wonder what her relationship with visa-kun is like. I get the feeling it's a lot like 'I'll stay home,do the house work and take care of you if in exchange you help me get my visa'. Mira doesn't strike me as being smart enough to be able to manipulate someone into a false marriage (especially since she a horrible liar), so it probably would be something they both went in with the intention of benefiting from. She did make all those housewife vids.

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I wonder what her relationship with visa-kun is like. I get the feeling it's a lot like 'I'll stay home,do the house work and take care of you if in exchange you help me get my visa'. Mira doesn't strike me as being smart enough to be able to manipulate someone into a false marriage (especially since she a horrible liar), so it probably would be something they both went in with the intention of benefiting from. She did make all those housewife vids.

 

I kinda wonder that too for a split second on this forum, but then it fades almost immediately when I'm not on here lol. I think what fascinates me the most about their situation is probably their meet. Victor said he doesn't speak any English and her Japanese is well....her Japanese. So it had to be a pretty entertaining exchange. But it's probably like you said in terms of agreement, but I do think she's capable of manipulation, just not smart enough to cover her tracks. That and she brags about everything.

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