• Kyodo


A new group set up to mediate internships for foreign students allegedly skimmed nearly ¥3 million ($28,000) from the wages of a dozen Vietnamese women employed at inns and other lodging facilities in Ishikawa and Fukui prefectures, labor authorities say.

The Japan Asia International Friendship Association, based in Fukui, allegedly siphoned off the money while the university students were employed at ryokan (traditional inns) and other lodging in Ishikawa and Fukui from September 2016 to May 2017.

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