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Sep 23, 2017

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

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The Justice Ministry has drafted guidelines to help companies that want to hire international students understand the types of jobs eligible for Japanese visas being granted. The guidelines, released Friday, focus on fields related to creativity and culture, such as animation, manga, fashion, design and ...

Sep 23, 2017

Huge damages awards fuel demand for cycling insurance in Japan

Horrified by the huge court damages being awarded over bicycle-related accidents, cyclists in Japan are rushing to buy exclusively designed liability insurance. Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. has concluded 400,000 new bicycle insurance contracts since fiscal 2017 kicked off in April, surpassing the 300,000 or ...

San Francisco unveils 'comfort women' memorial

/ Sep 23, 2017

San Francisco unveils 'comfort women' memorial

Now 89, former World War II "comfort woman" Lee Yong-soo clutched a microphone in one hand Friday in a park outside San Francisco's Chinatown, thrust her other clinched fist in the air, and made a vow. Lee, abducted from Korea at 15 and forced into ...