人材 (じんざい) — capable/talented person

This is a good thing to be if you’re looking to expedite your Japan residency status. According to Mainichi, a government committee is looking at making the immigration process easier for foreign researcher and people with technical expertise by implementing a point system. Rack up enough points, and you qualify for residency. Japanese language ability is also taken into consideration. But now, we can boldly proclaim–“It’s ok, chief, we’re jinzai, let us stay.”

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