Tag - foreign-workers



Nov 20, 2013
ACCJ urges rise in foreign housekeepers so women can join workforce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2013
Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close
Successive closures of plants by large domestic manufacturers as part of operational restructuring have left local governments and civilian groups facing serious problems, among them the increase in unemployed foreign workers.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2013
Japan's foreign trainee system said still plagued by rights abuses
Last month, a Chinese trainee went on a stabbing rampage at a Hiroshima Prefecture seafood company where he worked, killing the president and an employee and wounding six others.
Jan 13, 2011
Ibaraki labor office marks a first: 2008 foreign trainee death was from overwork
A labor office in Ibaraki Prefecture has deemed that a Chinese trainee at a local firm died in 2008 due to overwork, marking the first recognized karōshi death of a foreign intern under a government-authorized training program.
Jul 7, 2010
Probe urged over 27 foreign trainee deaths in Japan in fiscal 2009
Twenty-seven foreign nationals died in fiscal 2009 after coming to Japan for employment under a government-authorized training program, the second-highest figure on record.
Aug 9, 2009
Ibaraki case is first seeking damages for a foreign trainee's death from overwork in Japan
The relatives of a Chinese man who died of heart failure last year sought compensation Friday at a local labor standards inspection office, claiming his long working hours as a trainee at a plating company in Ibaraki Prefecture killed him.
Jun 24, 2009
Overwork blamed for record-high 34 foreign trainee deaths in Japan in fiscal 2008
Thirty-four people involved in training programs for non-Japanese died in fiscal 2008, up 13 from the previous year and marking a record high, according to a survey by a government-linked training body.


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