The huge wall between the 3rd and 4th generation


The status of residence of Nikkei (Japanese descent) 2nd and 3rd generation will be “Spouse or Child of Japanese National” or “Long term resident”.

The status of residence of Nikkei 3rd generation will be “Long term resident”.


There is no age restriction on age to the 2nd and 3rd generation when applying for “Long term resident”.

Whether they are single or married doesn’t matter.

Even if they are over 20, it is no problem.

However, they must clear the standard of “Being a person of good conduct”.


On the other hand, if the 4th generation wants to get “Long term resident”, they must clear the following standards;

1 Their parent has “Long term resident” status.

2 Receiving support from them.

3 Unmarried

4 Minor

5 “Being a person of good conduct”


In this point, you can say there is a big wall between the 3rd and 4th.

Therefore, upgrading KOSEKI or family registration is a question of vital importance for them.



Thank you.

Solicitor & Immigration Lawyer Hitoshi Oishi