Context: I’m leaving Japan for 2 years but plan to come back. I currently have a 5 year humanities visa with my current employer, but my contract with them will end a week or so before I depart Japan.
Will I be able to use a re-entry permit (not the free special re-entry permit, but the ¥6000 multiple re-entry one) to come back despite not being employed anymore?
UPDATE: as reference for those with the same question in future, I just spoke to an immigration officer and they said I cannot get a re-entry permit if my contract of employment expires before or during my time outside of Japan. ‘Tis a shame but it makes sense.