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EXPATS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Sep 30, 2022
Chinese JETs cherish links to Japan despite soured ties
On the 50th anniversary of Japan-China ties, Chinese participants on the JET Programme tout its ability to foster understanding between the two countries.
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JAPAN
Sep 28, 2022
New platform encourages Japan's foreign residents to use tax donation programs
The furusato nu043eu0304zei program allows people to give tax payments to prefectures and municipalities in exchange for gifts, but uptake among non-Japanese has been low.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 25, 2022
The ‘small, human touches’ bringing British scones to Tokyo
Buckingham Palace served as the inspiration for Michael Williamson's authentic scones.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 21, 2022
Even as Japan’s border creaks open, unmarried couples still struggle to reunite
The categories of people allowed entry has been slowly expanded, but those in uncertified relationships have been left out, prompting some to tie the knot.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 17, 2022
60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police, survey finds
Most people who had been questioned had undergone the treatment on multiple occasions, with 80% of those with African and Latin American roots having had to deal with investigators.
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BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2022
Singapore hunts for global ‘rainmakers’ with new expat visa
The introduction of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) pass as well as other steps that make it easier to hire expats are a response to the tight labor market.
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WORLD
Sep 5, 2022
Nigerian middle class heads for exit as problems mount in the country
Anecdotal evidence suggests that among the middle classes, emigration has spiked, fueled by a slumping currency, worsening insecurity, spiraling inflation and corruption.
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COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2022
Will the Supreme Court come to rescue of U.S. expats?
The U.S. is unique in tormenting its citizens abroad with tax obligations. But the U.S. Supreme Court could show mercy.
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JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2022
Justice Ministry seeks ¥27 billion to support foreign residents
The ministry plans to expand consultation services for foreign nationalsu00a0as the number of arrivals is expected to increase due to relaxed border controls.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Aug 3, 2022
As borders slowly reopen, a familiar question returns: Why did you come to Japan?
After years of delays, new arrivals to Japan talk about what stopped them from giving up on their dream of coming here.
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JAPAN
Jun 22, 2022
20,000 foreign nationals in Japan only completed elementary school, census shows
In response, the education ministry is pushing to establish more night schools teaching the country's junior high curriculum.
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WORLD
Jun 8, 2022
Tokyo drops to fifth on list of world’s most expensive cities for expats
Japanese cities all fell down the ranks due to the yen's weakening, while Chinese cities rose on a stronger yuan.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jun 6, 2022
QLOVE: ‘Your authenticity is your power’
When Chloe Douglas and Reyna Marquez came to Japan they felt the LGBTQ scene was more segregated than what they were used to. Their answer? Uniting these scenes through QLOVE.
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JAPAN
Jun 3, 2022
Japan allows visits by extended family, fiances and common-law partners
Those in a relationship with a resident of Japan equivalent to a relative, such as a fiance, will be required to provide proof of their relationship, such as an engagement certificate.
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JAPAN / Explainer
May 27, 2022
As Japan’s borders creak open, who can enter now?
With the nation reopening little by little — a limited number of tourists have already arrived on package tour trials — it's difficult to keep track of who is allowed in and who isn't.
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COMMUNITY
May 2, 2022
Rugby tournament hopes to help kids in need and support mental health services
With pandemic conditions relaxed somewhat compared to last year, participants hope to make a difference through rugby.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 25, 2022
Teaching neglected children the skills they need for life at YouMeWe
After playing Santa Claus one day in 2007 and giving presents to orphans, Michael Clemons has devoted himself to giving even more.
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JAPAN
Apr 21, 2022
Disaster-focused pictograms bringing clarity during crises in Japan
So far, the diagrams have been installed at more than 300 locations by fire departments, hospitals and commercial facilities in 29 prefectures.
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JAPAN
Apr 10, 2022
Some 63% of people with foreign roots in Japan questioned by police
Over two-thirds of the people who were questioned by police officers in the survey of foreign residents said there was no reason for being treated with suspicion.
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JAPAN
Mar 30, 2022
Japan had fewer foreign residents in 2021 amid COVID border controls
The number stood at 2,760,635, marking the second yearly decline, with that of technical interns and international students dropping 27.0% and 26.0%, respectively.

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