Without safety net, foreign temp workers live on the edge

| Dec 4, 2015

Without safety net, foreign temp workers live on the edge

Among foreign migrant workers who travel to Japan in quest of a better life, a common narrative stands out — minimal wages, occupational instability, language barriers and an itinerant lifestyle. This is what many factory employees from everywhere from Peru to the Philippines learn ...

| Dec 1, 2015

Japan's foreign temp workers need ways to blow off steam

Life is tough enough for migrant workers who travel to Japan for employment. So pity those who lack a support network to help them through health care matters, workplace stress and general blowing off steam. That is why employment agency Esperanca Estrela, which hires ...

Sep 21, 2015

Warrant obtained for Peruvian suspected in Saitama slayings

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Peruvian man being held over the murder of a couple in Saitama Prefecture, investigative sources said. The suspect, Vayron Jonathan Nakada Ludena, 30, was still in a coma Monday after falling Wednesday from the second-floor window ...