Visa overstayers launch campaign for 'legalization'

Aug 18, 2014

Visa overstayers launch campaign for 'legalization'

by Tomohiro Osaki

A group of visa overstayers launched a month-long campaign Monday in which they will ask 36 local assemblies in the Kanto region for special permission to remain in the country legally. Spearheaded by the Asian People’s Friendship Society, a nonprofit organization, the campaign includes ...

Jul 11, 2014

Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

Japan’s labour shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies’ operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world’s third-largest economy. Airlines, retailers, truckers and restaurant chains are being forced to ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. will stem tide of child immigrants: official

Deportations are being stepped up of illegal migrants along the U.S. border, a top Obama adminstration official said Sunday, defending the White House’s handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television’s “Meet the Press” that officials ...

Population woes crowd Japan

Jun 21, 2014

Population woes crowd Japan

by Linda Sieg

Holding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's demographic red line will be difficult unless Japan opens the door to immigration, a step policymakers have no intention of taking.

Feb 27, 2013

Singapore tightens foreign labor curbs

Singapore on Monday tightened curbs on foreign labor for a fourth consecutive year, as the government seeks to reduce companies’ reliance on overseas workers amid a public backlash over the influx. The government will increase levies that companies must pay for lower-skilled foreign employees ...