9 New requirement for crew members with landing permission to carry and display identification such as a valid crew memberfs pocket-ledger
The current Immigration Control Act requires crew members with landing permission to carry and display a crew memberfs landing permit, which does not have a photo identification section. Under the amended law, crew members are obliged to carry and display a valid passport or pocket-ledger which contains photo identification along with the crew memberfs landing permit. This is to ensure that it is possible to immediately check whether the foreign national with the crew memberfs landing permit is the same person who entered Japan and received landing permission.
The actual date of enforcement is January 1, 2010.