If your Residence Card is lost or stolen you will need to report it to the police (theft) or fire department (earthquake etc) and then apply for a new card to be issued.
Your Residence Card must be renewed within 60 days of the expiry date printed on the card, after a 5-7 year period. 7 years for permanent residents and 5 years for Spouse or Child of Japanese National, persons with employment status as "Engineer," "Specialist in Humanities/International Services," etc. Excluding "Entertainer" and "Technical Intern Training."
I have PR in Japan. During my PR application many years back, I have not applied PR for my family members (wife, kids). This article covers the checklist and links to documents that is needed for applying PR for family members.
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan sends "Japan Immigration Services News" to registered email addresses (mobile phones and PCs) in order to deliver news related to procedures for immigration in Japan and daily life support to foreign residents in Japan.
We are all aware of the tedious process of filling out endless forms and waiting for countless hours at immigration offices to renew or extend their visas. Allowing people to apply visa online will be happy news to all of the foreign community in Japan.
Japan has now become a hot destination for Indians. We have seen a steep rise in the Engineers and students coming to Japan. The sudden rise could be attributed to the growing bureaucratic relations between India and Japan and the news that Japan would employ non-skilled Indian workers.
The Immigration Bureau has established the "Foreign Residents Information Center" to inform and advice foreign nationals. These centers are located at Regional Immigration bureaus and District Offices of Sendai, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.