Fake Resident Cards in Japan

Immigration officials in Japan has identified at least 33 cases of foreigners holding counterfeit resident cards between July 2012 through May 2013.

Japan introduced a new foreign resident card system on July 9, 2012, and has issued around 1.1 million cards thus far.

The holders of the counterfeit cards were reported to have overstayed their visas.

(Fake passports and visas on the black market.)

Source:  “Foreigners working longer hours via counterfeit resident cards: immigration,” Japan Times, July 13, 2013.