National Dec 24, 2019

Japan inks memorandum with Pakistan on import of skilled labor

Japan and Pakistan signed a memorandum of cooperation on Monday aimed at paving the way for skilled Pakistani workers to work in Japan, the Japanese Embassy said. The cooperation framework agreement provides that "specified skilled workers" who pass a required examination and a basic Japanese-language ...

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

Business Nov 25, 2019

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

by Masumi Koizumi

For foreign entrepreneurs, Japan has never been the easiest place to launch a startup for a number of reasons, including its conservative corporate culture, restrictive visa requirements and daunting language barrier. Well aware it may be failing to attract businesspeople who can spark the economy, ...