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EXPATS

BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 5, 2014
Japan to seek more foreign maids
Efforts are under way to bring more foreign housekeepers to Japan to encourage more Japanese women to enter the workforce.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jun 4, 2014
Humanize the dry debate about immigration
Lost in the immigration narrative in Japan is the idea that when we import labor, we import people. With lives. And needs. And voices to be heard.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jun 4, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: South Korea, France, the Netherlands and Spain
A South Korean sales rep, two Dutch Embassy workers, a French consultant and a Spanish ventriloquist discuss their teams' chances in the World Cup.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jun 2, 2014
World Cup views from Tokyo: Portugal and Japan
A Portuguese financial consultant and a Japanese clothing company worker in Tokyo discuss their teams' chances in the World Cup.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jun 1, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo and Yokohama: Belgium, Chile and Argentina
A Belgian researcher, a Chilean chef and an Argentine graphic designer in Tokyo and Yokohama discuss their national teams' prospects in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
May 28, 2014
Japan: a haven for the psychologically troubled
For the troubled Western expat in Japan, the reality of being on another continent can collide with normalized Japanese antisocialism to form a cocktail effective in tuning out a lot of the 'just be a normal adult' voices.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 28, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Uruguay, Colombia and Japan
A Uruguayan mother, a Colombian researcher and a Japanese company worker in Tokyo discuss their national teams' chances in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 26, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Nigeria, Ecuador and Mexico
A Nigerian student, an Ecuadorean diplomat and a self-employed Mexican in Tokyo discuss their national teams' chances in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 25, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Ghana and Costa Rica
A Ghanaian academic and a Costa Rican student in Tokyo discuss their teams' chances in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2014
Shanghai sees Japanese fall 17% over air pollution, territorial rift
The number of Japanese residing in Shanghai plunges 17 percent, the first decline on record, amid worsening pollution and the Senkaku sovereignty clash.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2014
Nepalese man honored for saving woman
Tokyo police on Friday presented a letter of appreciation to a 21-year-old Nepalese man for rescuing a woman who had fallen onto the tracks at JR Yotsuya Station on May 11.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 21, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Bosnia, Switzerland and Italy
A Bosnian teacher, Swiss student and Italian businessman weigh up their teams' prospects in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 19, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Brazil, Russia and Japan
A Brazilian translator, Russian student and Japanese singer discuss their teams' prospects in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 19, 2014
From Fukushima to Syria, CWAJ supports scholars
The College Women's Association of Japan awards a variety of annual scholarships in higher education, backing, among others, women from abroad studying in Japan and Japanese women getting an education overseas.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 18, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Ishikawa: USA and Australia
A Team USA fan and a Socceroo follower in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, discuss their teams' prospects in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 14, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Croatia and Japan
A Japanese blues singer and a Croatian actor discuss the prospects for their national teams in next month's FIFA World Cup.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 12, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Germany and England
A German and an Englishman in Tokyo discuss the prospects for their teams and Japan in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
May 4, 2014
A cut-out-and-keep guide to getting legal advice in Japan
With the new school and fiscal year bringing plenty of new arrivals to Japan, here are some basic tips on how to use various legal services in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Apr 30, 2014
Tackling the 'empathy deficit' toward non-Japanese
Sympathy is not the same as empathy, and that is one reason why discrimination against foreigners and minorities is so hard to combat in Japan. Japanese society is good at sympathy, but empathy? Less so.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 23, 2014
Yokohama: Is it ever OK to lie? If so, when and why?
Residents of and visitors to Japan's second most populous city offer their thoughts on truth, lies and that gray area in between.

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