Mar 9, 2016

LDP eyes allowing more workers from abroad to come to Japan

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will set up a panel to consider allowing more foreign people to work in the country, officials said Tuesday, in a move designed to address labor shortages stemming from an aging society. Labor shortages are especially serious in sectors ...

Aug 27, 2013

Girl-recruiting teacher in hot water


Police have handed prosecutors their case against a 59-year-old Iwate University professor who arranged for four foreign students to work as part-time nightclub hostesses. Masamichi Okazaki arranged job interviews between the owner of a bar in Morioka and the four girls, a Chinese and ...

Jul 23, 2013

Guide for foreigners outlines Japanese immigration law

A nonprofit organization in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, has published a guidebook written in simple Japanese aimed at helping foreigners living in Japan understand the latest revisions to immigration regulations. Mieko Suzuki, 66, leader of the organization Tochigi Times, published the book in May to ...