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EXPATS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2023
All Japanese wishing to evacuate have left Sudan, Kishida says
On Monday, an SDF plane airlifted 45 Japanese residents and their families from Port Sudan in the country's northeast to Djibouti.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 25, 2023
Neil Hartmann: 'When you are out of your comfort zone, you look at things differently'
Neil Hartmann came to Japan as a teenager and got an education in music and Japanese by being Hokkaido’s first English-speaking radio DJ.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2023
Japan plans to expand scope of long-term foreign worker program
The number of sectors covered by the Type 2 status, which allows workers to stay indefinitely, will be increased to 11 from the current two, with food services among the new areas.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / BLACK EYE
Apr 24, 2023
Black people of Japan, we need to talk.
A mental health and wellness event aims to support Black residents of Japan and it's looking to expand in the coming months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2023
SDF planes arrive in Djibouti to prepare for Sudan evacuation
Three Self-Defense Forces aircraft have arrived in Djibouti, the Defense Ministry said, in preparation for the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Sudan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2023
About 6% of children of foreign nationals may not be attending school in Japan
The ministry believes that foreign children not in school decreased as education boards stepped-up efforts to create lists of names of foreign children and their school enrollment statuses.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2023
Two more SDF planes leave Japan to prepare for Sudan evacuation
A total of 63 Japanese citizens, including embassy staff, were in Sudan as of Wednesday, a government official said earlier.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 21, 2023
Vietnamese trainee arrested after dead baby found in Hiroshima Prefecture
According to investigative sources, the woman told police that she thought she would be sent back to her home country if it was known that she had been pregnant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2023
Immigration bill set to pass Japan's parliament as two opposition parties join revision discussions
A controversial bill to curb long-term detentions of illegal overstayers at immigration facilities is set to clear parliament by the end of its session in June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2023
SDF plane leaves for Djibouti to evacuate Japanese nationals from Sudan
The C-130 transport airplane departed from Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture to stand by in Djibouti to extricate 63 Japanese citizens in Sudan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2023
SDF planes to leave this weekend for evacuating nationals from Sudan
The planes are expected to leave for Djibouti this weekend, from where they will fly to Sudan to evacuate around 60 Japanese nationals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 20, 2023
Government ordered to pay damages to Kurdish asylum-seeker over manhandling
Some actions by immigration center staff were ruled illegal, such as when a thumb was pushed hard under the detainee's chin and his arms were lifted while he was handcuffed behind his back.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2023
SDF to evacuate Japanese citizens from Sudan as conflict rages
The government will send Self-Defense Forces personnel to evacuate Japanese citizens from the African nation, the top government spokesman said in an unscheduled news conference.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 17, 2023
Traditional Japanese homes are the focus of weekend-long Minka Summit
Amid a movement toward sustainable living, old Japanese farmhouses are getting a second look from the non-Japanese population.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2023
Japan to launch new visa track next week for skilled foreign workers
Under the new measure, the government will grant the visa to foreign applicants and introduce preferential treatment for those who meet certain conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2023
Justice Ministry panel backs abolishing Japan's foreign trainee program
The panel said a new system should be established that recognizes the interns as workers helping Japan overcome its labor shortage.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 10, 2023
What does it take to make a long-term relationship great in Japan?
The advice from most people on long-term cross-cultural relationships? You sometimes need to think more with your head than your heart.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 10, 2023
Kristina Ganea: With sourdough, ‘the more you fail, the more you learn’
Smell something good wafting from a shop in Tokyo’s Hiroo neighborhood? That’s probably because Kristina Ganea has something delicious in the oven.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 9, 2023
Saudi Arabia’s drive to get expats to ditch Dubai is off to a rocky start
The big question is whether Riyadh is ready from an infrastructure, housing, lifestyle and even administrative standpoint for an influx of foreign white-collar workers and their families.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2023
Video of Sri Lankan detainee's final days at Nagoya facility released publicly
Some of the released footage shows Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali bedridden and begging officers to take her to hospital after telling them she is unable to move or eat.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?