The Japanese government plans to allow foreign students of Japanese universities to stay in the country for up to two years after graduation, up from the current limit of one year, informed sources said Wednesday.
The government hopes to allow foreign students to continue looking for jobs in Japan longer after graduation, the sources said.
The Justice Ministry is expected to start the procedures needed to extend the period soon.
Under the current system, foreign graduates are allowed to stay in Japan for a year for job hunting.
To help such graduates, the government will allow them to extend the period of stay by another year on condition that they participate in job assistance programs offered by municipalities.
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