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Foreigners illegally working on farms in Japan increase sharply

Jun 11, 2016

Foreigners illegally working on farms in Japan increase sharply

The number of foreigners working illegally on farms across the nation rose threefold over the three year period ending in 2015, according to government data. The findings highlight the difficulties facing Japan’s agricultural sector, including labor shortages and the advanced age of many of ...

Japan Inc. giving workers disability training

May 31, 2016

Japan Inc. giving workers disability training

A growing number of companies are requiring their employees to learn how to interact with the elderly and people with disabilities. In many cases, the skill set is being added to staff training programs. Many companies are requiring workers to obtain a certificate, in ...

May 30, 2016

Many major cities cautious on centers to fight child abuse

Thirty-five of Japan’s 47 core cities with populations of at least 200,000 are cautious about setting up consultation centers specialized in child abuse, citing financial constraints and lack of trained personnel, according to a Jiji Press survey. Meanwhile, 15 of Tokyo’s 23 wards are ...