Over the years, the Japan Times Community section has reported frequently on the ins and outs for foreign nationals working as teachers in the English-school or so-called eikaiwa (English conversation) industry. This week's query comes from A.R., who is having some problems with a less-than-cooperative former employer:

I quit working at an eikaiwa last September and didn't leave on amicable terms. They are now refusing to give me my tax information, or at least proof of employment with the company.

Is there anywhere else I can go to get this paperwork? They also didn't pay me my last paycheck. I'm OK with that and not willing to fight for it because I feel it'd be too troublesome. However, I really need the paperwork. Can you help?