Different conditions from full-time staff creates worries for foreign-language teachers and others.
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Businesses reliant on a foreign blue-collar workforce are struggling to fill openings as the coronavirus pandemic slows immigration procedures to a crawl both in Japan and abroad. The global crisis has left stranded hundreds of foreign nationals who were set to join the Japanese workforce ...
With tightening border controls and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic limiting nonessential travel, hotels in Japan have been offering unconventional plans to attract guests.
With the number of COVID-19 infections continuing to grow in Japan and the nation's efforts to contain the outbreak having yet to show results, some are asking whether current testing policy is adequate to manage the pandemic. Starting Monday, laboratories and medical institutions tasked with ...
Fears over the pandemic can be managed and experts are calling for policymakers to be more transparent to help the public cope with distress.
A health ministry official confirms that under current law, the government can only request that people submit to a quarantine voluntarily.
Public health experts are concerned the move may turn out to be counterproductive.
Yes you can “catch it” again if the virus is merely dormant and you haven’t developed antibodies, but virologists say it’s still too soon to say how it works.
The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected a damages suit filed by four people arguing that a national law forcing couples to use the same surname after marriage is unconstitutional. Yoshihisa Aono, the 48-year-old president of software development firm Cybozu Inc., and three others had ...
At least nine governments have called on their citizens to refrain from nonessential visits or to exercise increased caution during trips to Japan.