- 14 Mar 2002
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5.000 JPY for a fake residence card? I might have got one just for the fun of it.
Crime groups have sought out foreigners through social media to sell fake residence cards workers can use to remain employed even after their visas have expired, according to the police. Among 29 residence statuses in Japan, the most highly sought-after cards are those provided to permanent and long-term residents who are permitted to engage in any kind of work and switch jobs at will, they said. In July, a Chinese man and a Chinese woman were arrested for allegedly counterfeiting a residence card for a Vietnamese man whose visa had expired. The couple was operating the forgery operation out of an apartment in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
KOBE (Kyodo) -- Japanese police have been increasingly encountering fake residence cards in recent times as more foreigners overstay their visas due t