Visas (also see ‘Legal Issues’ and ‘Working Holiday Visa’ sections):
An Official Guide to the Japanese Visa System - http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/system/index.html
Visas and Status of Residence Procedures -
Various Visa-related Questions -
Children Born in Japan to Irish-born Parents
If you are born in Ireland, your child automatically receives Irish citizenship and does not have to be registered on the Foreign Births Register.
You can apply for a passport directly (without having to apply for citizenship, thereby saving 20,000 JPY).