Aug 28, 2015

Duskin eyes using foreign workers for housework services

Duskin Co. plans to use a system that will allow foreign workers to engage in housework support services in special zones where deregulatory measures are tested, according to a company official. “It will be natural to cooperate” if the ban on the use of ...

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

Dec 22, 2014

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees


Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here. “They gave us the power to tackle our sense of stagnation,” Sayaka Fujita, a 41-year-old nurse at Sodegaura Satsukidai Hospital in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, said of ...

Oct 25, 2014

Keidanren gets behind push to increase foreign workers

Japan should accept more foreign workers to address labor shortages in the economy and sustain growth, the head of the country’s largest business lobby said Friday. Japan Business Federation Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara also said in a speech that the lobby, better known as Keidanren, ...