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FOREIGN WORKERS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2019
Foreign workers in Japan triple in decade to record 1.46 million
The figure is almost certain to rise in the years ahead, as Japan will ease visa restrictions and accept more foreign workers starting from April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2019
Nursing skill tests for new visa expected to start in Vietnam and Philippines
The government is considering holding the first skills tests for foreign nationals hoping to work in the Japan's nursing sector under new visa categories in Vietnam and the Philippines, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2019
First-time, short-term visitors to Japan hit record 27 million in 2018, making up 98% of arrivals
The number of new, short-term visitors to Japan hit a record high of 27.05 million last year, according to data showing arrivals from overseas by their visa status released by the Justice Ministry for the first time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 12, 2019
Rising labor costs biggest threat to Japanese firms in Asia: survey
Rising labor costs and shortages of skilled labor are the largest downside risk to Japanese firms operating in Asia, with 76 percent of respondents to an NNA survey calling them their top concerns.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2019
Ministry earmarks subsidies totaling ¥20 million to set up translation systems for foreign students at schools
The education ministry plans to set up a new subsidy system for prefectures and large cities that offer detailed support to foreign students attending public elementary and junior high schools and their parents through the use of multilingual translation systems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2019
Government plan for poor and elderly to use vacant homes falls short of target
Only about 7,000 vacant homes and rooms had been registered as of Thursday of an anticipated 50,000 annually under a government plan to help provide subsidized housing to single seniors and people on low incomes.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 4, 2019
Foreign pair bring energy and fresh ideas to the table in Japan's traditional sake industry
When two foreign nationals dipped their toe into the traditional sake brewing industry as sales staff, they not only discovered the intricacies of the beverage, but they also came to understand the unique aspects of working in one of the country's most traditional industries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 3, 2019
Through Keidanren role, Hiroaki Nakanishi looks to ditch dated aspects of Japan's corporate culture
At the same time, the 72-year-old organization reflects the most traditional — and at times outdated — aspects of corporate Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2019
Top Japan news of 2018
The Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2018.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Help Wanted?
Dec 31, 2018
Japan said unready for drastic social changes despite impending arrival of foreign workers
Experts bemoan the lack of support measures so far for incoming laborers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Help Wanted?
Dec 31, 2018
As Japan prepares for more foreign workers, Hamamatsu serves as precedent of interculturalism
Step into the municipal office of this city and you'll find pamphlets in multiple languages lining the walls, as people waiting in lines converse quietly in Portuguese.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2018
Government seeks public feedback on draft ordinances for foreign blue-collar workers
As Japan prepares to open its doors wider to foreign blue-collar workers from April, the Justice Ministry on Friday started soliciting public comment on drafts of ordinances and regulations that will set conditions for employing migrant workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2018
Justice Ministry revokes permit of supervising body for foreign trainee program over falsified records
By March, the Justice Ministry plans to investigate all cases that it suspects could amount to similar violations and disclose the result of its probe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2018
Government approves measures it says will make life easier for foreign workers under new blue-collar visas
The measures include the establishment of about 100 consultation centers nationwide and the allocation of u00a5600 million for a Japanese-language education program for non-Japanese.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 25, 2018
Japan may be in hot pursuit of robotics, but on the farm it's still all about human hands
The country that brought robots to car factories looks set to stay resolutely old-school in agriculture as it seeks to attract more foreign workers to replenish an aging workforce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Dec 23, 2018
Most Kyoto firms have no plans to add foreign workers, survey finds
The government may be planning to bring in nearly 345,000 foreign workers by 2023, but in Kyoto, a recent survey shows most firms outside the hospitality sector have no plans to discuss adding overseas laborers to their workforce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 17, 2018
Government plans nationwide network of translation systems to help non-Japanese speakers
The government plans to introduce translation systems at about 100 consultation offices to be set up across Japan to provide assistance to foreigners, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga revealed Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2018
Japan mulls visa test exemptions based on education level
Japan plans to grant exemptions from technical tests required for a new category of visa if applicants have attained a certain degree of professional education in their home countries, informed sources say.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 16, 2018
65% against Diet passage of foreign workers' bill: Kyodo News poll
A poll finds over 65 percent of voters were against the Diet's passage earlier in the month of a bill to accept more foreign blue-collar workers from April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2018
Japan wants more foreign workers but they may not want Japan: poll
Despite creating new visas to bolster its shrinking workforce, Japan could end up struggling to compete with other developed countries to attract foreign labor, a survey shows.

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