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FOREIGN RESIDENTS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2020
Juvenile center helps foreign youths in Japan rejoin society
A juvenile correction facility near Yokohama has been helping offenders of foreign descent turn their lives around for the past three decades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2019
Foreign population in Japan breaks record with 2.82 million
The figure was up 3.6 percent from the end of last year as more technical interns and workers enter Japan amid a severe labor shortage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Oct 20, 2019
Muroran community spot fosters international diversity in Hokkaido
A community space in Muroran, Hokkaido, is connecting residents with others on the island who hail from countries as diverse as Thailand, Canada, South Korea and the United States.
EDITORIALS
Oct 15, 2019
Brave Blossoms step up their game
The Brave Blossoms' performance is a sign of the opportunities that await and the advantages to be won if Japan does more to embrace foreigners and give them a chance to contribute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 2, 2019
Muted in country of birth, three women fight for voice and choice in Japan
As Japan's demographic sands shift, with its graying population, declining regional communities and doors inching further open to immigrant workers, three young female Tokyoites are envisioning a new way forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2019
Japan's emergency advisories are too complex and hard to understand, even for fluent Japanese speakers, experts say
On the eve of Disaster Prevention Day in Japan, communications experts urged authorities using social media to improve messaging targeting foreign residents of Japan and visitors to the country so that what they are trying to convey will come through loud and clear.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2019
In ski hub Niseko, tension arises between locals and overseas residents
A growing number of complaints regarding an increase in foreign residents is straining relations in Niseko, an area in Hokkaido internationally known for its famous ski resorts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2019
Number of foreign residents in Japan rose 6.6% in 2018, while number of overstayers grew almost twice as much, government data shows
The record high of 2.73 million was driven by a surge in Vietnamese, Indonesians and Nepalese, the Immigration Bureau says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2019
Tokyo's foreign residents prepare for worst at multilingual disaster drill
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2018
Despite depopulation, only 14.6% in Japan feel local communities should accept foreign workers: survey
While more than half of Japanese feel that their communities are shrinking, only about 14 percent believe it is necessary for society to actively accept foreign workers and those wishing to settle in order to keep their regions going, a survey has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2018
Probe into abuse of health insurance by foreigners in Japan stirs claims of prejudice
A government probe into alleged abuse of Japan's public health insurance system by foreign residents has sparked controversy, with critics claiming the investigation encourages prejudice against non-Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2018
Tokyo adds four foreign languages to its customer help line for water services
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government added four foreign languages to its multilingual telephone line Tuesday to respond to inquiries about water services from the capital's growing number of foreign residents and better assist them in dealing with leakages and other emergencies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2018
Foreign disaster victims in Hiroshima struggle to overcome language, paperwork barriers in quest for assistance
A month after the historic rain disaster in western Japan, residents in Hiroshima are still struggling to come to terms with the aftermath. And the people most affected, particularly those unfamiliar with Japanese procedures, will face further hurdles on the path to recovery.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
Non-Japanese speakers turned to employers for help in aftermath of west Japan flooding disaster
With basic necessities interrupted, homes evacuated and infrastructure badly in need of repair, surviving a disaster is challenging enough, but for non-Japanese speakers there is the added worry of getting important information in a language they can understand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2018
No foreign nationals listed among dead in western Japan rain disasters, survey of prefectures shows
Fourteen prefectures hit by recent heavy rain and landslides in western Japan have not recorded any foreign nationals as having died or gone missing, a Japan Times phone survey of local governments has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2018
Number of foreign residents in Japan hit record 2.56 million at end of 2017
The number of foreign nationals who lived in Japan as of the end of 2017 grew 7.5 percent from a year earlier to hit a record high of 2,561,848, reflecting a jump in Vietnamese residents, the Justice Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 17, 2018
The face of immigration is rapidly changing in Japan
Over the past half decade, major changes have taken place in the demographics of foreign residents in Japan. Weekly Playboy's Dec. 18 issue devoted a four-page article to "Research into Vietnamese." Why Vietnamese? And why now?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2018
Home-taught cooking lessons by Japan's foreign residents offer a taste of cuisine and culture
Cooking classes run by foreign residents at their homes are spreading across Japan and growing more popular, offering students an authentic taste of a variety of cuisines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2018
Coming of age: 1 in 8 new adults in Tokyo are not Japanese, ward figures show
The foreign community is younger overall than the native population across the 23 wards, figures show.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 13, 2017
Tokyo pushes back on 'bizarre' death tax that deters expats
Considering a work stint in Japan? You'd better make it short, and you'd better stay alive.

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