Japan to require foreign workers to submit medical certificates
Japan Times -- Mar 11
The Justice Ministry plans to require foreign workers entering the country using the new work visas to submit medical certificates, informed sources said.

Such foreign workers will be required to receive confirmation by doctors that they are capable of working in a stable and continuous manner after undergoing checks on blood pressure levels and other conditions as well as tuberculosis testing, the sources said.

Such foreign workers will be required to receive confirmation by doctors that they are capable of working in a stable and continuous manner after undergoing checks on blood pressure levels and other conditions as well as tuberculosis testing, the sources said.

The requirement for tuberculosis testing comes as the disease is spreading among foreign residents in Japan. A total of 1,530 foreign residents developed the disease in 2017, an increase of about 1.4 times over the past five years.

News source: Japan Times
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