Overstayers need speed, lawyer says

May 17, 2013

Overstayers need speed, lawyer says

by Tomohiro Osaki

Since debuting in October as Japan’s first law office catering to foreign nationals, Tokyo Public Law Office Mita Branch — Foreigners and International Service in Minato Ward has been deluged with appointments. And lawyer Masako Suzuki believes there are more non-Japanese in dire need ...

NPO brought Tohoku's foreigners together

Mar 12, 2013

NPO brought Tohoku's foreigners together

by Jun Hongo

A teacher congratulates a Philippine student for acing a Japanese-language test at a local community hall. Her instructor, Kanae Sato, is from Taiwan, and like most of the residents of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, both saw their homes destroyed by tsunami two years ago. “Studying ...