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EXPATS

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 1, 2023
Paul Jacoulet: The vibrant worldview of an eccentric expatriate
Raised in Tokyo from a young age, the French artist embraced the life of a Japanese creative and sought to reflect the world as he saw it — in all its colorful glory.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 26, 2023
As competition heats up, Tokyo's international schools spruce up facilities
With families looking for an international learning experience having more options, renovating facilities is top of the to-do list for several institutions.
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JAPAN
May 23, 2023
LDP approves plan to expand scope of skilled worker visa
Under the plan, the government will increase the number of sectors able to grant foreign workers a special status that effectively grants them permanent residency.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2023
Nippon Ishin lawmaker disciplined over remarks about death of Sri Lankan woman
Without offering proof, Umemura told the Upper House on three occasions that Wishma may have died as a result of a hunger strike, a claim she later admitted was speculation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 16, 2023
Exploring Black identity in Japan isn't easy, especially when it comes to hair
The case of a Hyogo student told not to wear cornrows has prompted Black people in Japan to reflect on expression and identity in a homogeneous society.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 15, 2023
Uzbekistan-born lawmaker looks to turn love of Japan into social change
Orzugul, who was recently elected to a seat in the Setagaya Ward Assembly, is looking to use it to address concerns of marginalized groups — issues she is all too familiar with.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2023
Bill to curb long-term detention of asylum-seekers passes Lower House
The legislation would ease deportation rules, giving officials more power to remove asylum-seekers, while adding quasi-refugees status for people fleeing conflict-hit countries like Ukraine.
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JAPAN
May 8, 2023
American School in Japan unveils master plan for renewed campus
Renderings of ASIJ’s possible new look depict a winding, river-shaped building that allows its elementary, middle and high schools to flow into and interact with one another.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 8, 2023
'In Nojiri, I have never felt like a foreigner'
Secluded and serene, the summer spot for many expat families faces challenges that aren't unique to other rural townships in Japan.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
May 5, 2023
Japan Times 1923: Many tourists ignore Japan passport rule
Stories about tourists and immigrants abound in editions of The Japan Times from 1923, 1973 and 1998.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 1, 2023
Ruth McCreery: 'In tough situations, be patient with yourself'
When mental health support network TELL celebrated 50 years earlier this month, it named Ruth McCreery a bona fide “legend” of its Lifeline.
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JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
Ministry panel outlines proposals for scrapping Japan's foreign intern program
The interim report says program participants should be allowed to switch jobs and eventually be able to move to a visa allowing an indefinite stay in Japan.
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JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
Refugee bill takes key step after OK from committee in Japan's Lower House
Passage was secured after four ruling and opposition parties agreed to changes, including on offering training to immigration officials who will conduct the refugee screening process.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
Japan ruling bloc and two opposition parties agree to revise immigration law
The ruling bloc and two opposition parties have agreed to revise a controversial bill that, if passed, would enable authorities to deport individuals who apply repeatedly for refugee status.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 27, 2023
Japan-based Holocaust survivor honors historic Jewish revolt with piano performance
Pianist Janos Cegledy's three pieces at a commemorative event in Tokyo for the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland were a moving tribute to the Jewish people’s acts of bravery.
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BUSINESS
Apr 26, 2023
Japan aims to draw digital nomads and ¥100 trillion in foreign investment
The plan comes as the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine have underscored the need to streamline and strengthen supply chains for critical components.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 26, 2023
Buffett and other billionaires say Tokyo is worth revisiting
Interest in Japan from some of the U.S.’ richest investors is reviving talk of the nation's capital as a financial center. It’s a good start.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
Foreign residents projected to make up 10% of Japan’s shrinking population in 2070
Japan’s population has been in decline since 2009, after peaking the year before at 128 million, and the downward trend is likely to continue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2023
58 Japanese citizens and family members evacuated from Sudan
Forty-five of them were flown out on a Self-Defense Forces aircraft to neighboring Djibouti.
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JAPAN
Apr 25, 2023
Japanese nonprofit head evacuated from Sudan hopes peace will return
Naoyuki Kawahara of Rocinantes was among 45 Japanese nationals and their families who were evacuated aboard an SDF plane on Monday.

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Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs