Due to the coronavirus, as an exceptional measure, the change of visa status for “special activities (tokutei katsudou)” with permission to work in Japan for technical interns (gino jisshusei) and other cases will be allowed.
For the following people who want to work or already working in one of the 14 areas allowed by the technical intern visa:
Apply for a change of visa status at the Japan Immigration Service Agency (Shuchunyukoku Zairyu Kanrikyoku出入国在留管理局) office near your home.
It is possible to receive assistance from the government to find companies. If you are interested in receiving assistance, make an appointment at the Japan Immigration Services Agency (Shuchunyukoku Zairyu Kanrikyoku出入国在留管理局) office near your home.
See pamphlets in several languages below.
Ministry of Justice homepage (Houmusho)