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FOREIGN WORKERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2019
Japan to encourage foreign workers to maintain employment outside major cities
The government is planning measures to encourage foreign workers with specific skills under the country's new visa statuses to secure jobs and continue employment outside of big cities, officials said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2019
Japan to open up job fields for foreign graduates from universities
The immigration agency said Tuesday it will increase the number of business sectors that foreign nationals are allowed to work in after graduating from universities or completing postgraduate studies in Japan, in the latest effort to lure more laborers to the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2019
Few Japanese firms plan to hire foreign workers under new immigration law, poll suggests
The survey suggests the government may struggle to get the workers it needs to ease the country's labor woes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2019
Tepco won't hire foreign nationals with new visas for Fukushima nuclear work until safety guaranteed
The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will not hire foreign nationals who enter Japan under a new visa program for decommissioning work at the complex until it can confirm that their safety will be ensured.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 22, 2019
347 pass Japan's foreign worker exam for jobs in the food service industry
Nearly 350 of the first group of non-Japanese nationals applying for newly created visas to work in Japan's food service industry have passed a qualifying exam, the implementing body has said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2019
Chinese trainee on Japan's technical intern program gets suspended prison term for abandoning baby
A 22-year-old Chinese trainee in the technical intern program was given a suspended prison term for abandoning her newborn son last December for fear of being sent back home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2019
Tepco cautioned about employing foreign workers at Fukushima nuclear plant under new visa system
The government on Tuesday urged the operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to carefully examine the firm's plan to have non-Japanese work at the complex under a new visa program, citing difficulties in managing long-term health risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2019
Japanese government seeks public comment on plan to bring foreign trainees into hotel sector
The government on Thursday started soliciting public comments over its plan to allow foreign nationals who come to Japan under the government-sponsored Technical Intern Training Program to work directly for hotels for up to five years, officials said.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2019
Japan's Watami restaurant operator to set up Singapore unit to source Southeast Asian workers
Major Japanese restaurant chain operator Watami Co. will establish a joint venture in Singapore to train and send Southeast Asian workers to Japan in response to Tokyo's drive to accept more foreign workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 15, 2019
Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents
The Diet enacted a legislative revision Wednesday to make the national health insurance program largely applicable only to workers and their dependents residing in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 12, 2019
Kuala Lumpur in talks with Tokyo for Malaysians to join new blue-collar visa programs
Malaysia is in talks with Japan, which needs more foreign workers due to a rapidly aging population and low birthrate, on sending blue-collar workers under a new visa program launched in April.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 8, 2019
Photographing Tokyo's human side: Isaac Aquino finds an 'interloper' in us all
Isaac Aquino has just quit his job as a reporter, and he seems quite pleased with himself. The soft-spoken Filipino recently decided to go all in on Tokyo Interlopers, an Instagram account he launched three years ago, by focusing on a business MBA.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2019
In labor-starved Japan, Aomori farm pins hopes on Vietnamese student workers
A garlic and apple farm in the northeast of the country has recognized that its survival largely depends on finding the next generation of workers to replace the aging local population.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2019
Japan grants first work permits under new blue-collar visa system to address labor crunch
Two permits were issued and similar visas are in the works for another 45 applicants engaged mainly in agriculture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Help Wanted?
Apr 21, 2019
Foreign staff bring new perspectives to smaller firms in Japan
There's no denying that Japan, amid a severe labor crunch and a shrinking population, will need to rely more on foreign workers in the coming years, and that's especially true for small and midsize companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 18, 2019
77% of Japanese firms say they don't discriminate against foreign workers in terms of pay
Nearly 80 percent of companies pay their foreign employees equal or higher wages compared with their Japanese staff, a think tank survey showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2019
Tepco says foreign workers on new visas can work at crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
The company is also considering accepting workers from overseas at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2019
First exam held in Japan for foreign nationals seeking new working visas
Gearing up to accept more foreign workers under a pair of new visas launched earlier this month, Japan held its first qualifying exam Sunday for applicants in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2019
Nichii Gakkan says more closures to come after shuttering 50 Coco Juku English schools across Japan
Nichii Gakkan wrote in a statement it decided to close most of the language schools as they were deemed unlikely to turn a profit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Help Wanted?
Mar 31, 2019
Bumpy ride feared in Japan as new visa types issued to ease labor crunch
Japan will open its doors wider to workers from abroad when the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act takes effect. However, with it comes a host of other issues.

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