In December 2014 the Dutch Council of State confirmed that Japanese nationals no longer require a work permit to work in the Netherlands, although a residence permit is still required.
The removal of the work permit requirement will reduce the administrative burden on all Dutch employers who have, or wish to have, Japanese employees on their workforce. In particular, employers of highly skill migrant workers will no longer need to register as a 'recognised sponsor' in order to hire Japanese highly skilled migrants.
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