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Re: WON: NJPW tried to get Kenny Omega banned from Japan
Here is what someone said on the VOW discord:
"This is all speculation, but I have 13 years of experience in the Japanese immigration system, so I can speak from my experience at least. First of all, he definitely doesn't have citizenship if they're holding him up at the airport.
Unless entertainer visas are significantly different than other categories (of which I've worked under several), they typically give you 1, 3, or 5 year periods of stay.
Employers usually sponsor these, but they are not connected to you working for that specific employer. I can do any kind of work that falls under the rubric of the visa for any company, can change companies, etc.
However, if you are resident, you are supposed to inform the ward office of your residence about your current work situation and if there are any changes within, I think,10 days of said change.
Also, though the visa is not attached to your employer, it is attached to you residing and working in Japan. If you don't engage in the activities the visa permits for 90 days, the government is able to revoke it.
So if Kenny did indeed get in trouble, I doubt New Japan did anything. Either he A) didn't sort things out with the authorities before he left last time or B) is still working on the New Japan visa and hasn't done anything related to entertaining in Japan for an extended area of time
When he entered, the immigration officials probably saw that NJPW sponsored his visa, saw that he hadn't been in the country for X days, contacted NJPW to check with them, found out he hasn't worked for them since January, then had to get in contact with DDT to straighten things out. I can see the whole process being a long, drawn-out headache"
Now this sounds much more logical (because of its complexity - ironic huh) than New Japan tried to stop him. That's stupid and The Sun levels of research done by Dave who decided to go off what Omega said and not look into it further, because of course he did.