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FOREIGN WORKERS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2023
Japan's foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million despite COVID impact
While the figures continue a string of consecutive new annual highs recorded since 2013, the year-on-year increase was far below the 13.6% rise in 2019 due to the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 14, 2022
Panel reviewing Japan's foreign trainee program holds first meeting
The program has come under scrutiny due to accounts of physical abuse and the withholding of pay.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2022
Government sets up panel to review technical intern program for foreign trainees
Cases of harassment and abuse of foreign trainees on the Technical Intern Training Program has resulted in mounting criticism at home and abroad for the decades-old program.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 7, 2022
Weak yen could keep foreign workers away from Japan
The yen's rapid slide against the dollar has eroded the value of overseas remittances, causing concern at firms that rely on staff from abroad.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2022
45% of Japan firms interested in hiring foreign nationals: survey
Clerical and managerial positions were cited most, followed by salespeople, engineers and specialists.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2022
Singapore hunts for global ‘rainmakers’ with new expat visa
The introduction of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) pass as well as other steps that make it easier to hire expats are a response to the tight labor market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Sep 5, 2022
Japan’s foreign workers face a new post-COVID landscape
Tighter border controls amid the pandemic have kept technical interns and specified skilled workers from entering Japan. With restrictions now easing, can the government lure them back?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2022
Justice Ministry seeks ¥27 billion to support foreign residents
The ministry plans to expand consultation services for foreign nationalsu00a0as the number of arrivals is expected to increase due to relaxed border controls.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2022
Japan to raise caps for skilled foreign workers at manufacturers
Of the limits set for 12 industry sectors covered under the increase, the cap for food- and beverage-makers and that for machinery and other manufacturers will be raised.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2022
Moment of truth as Japan eyes review of foreign 'trainee' workers
Some employees feel the country needs to welcome more foreign workers as immigrants to keep the economy going.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2022
Japan investigating mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees
The government is conducting a survey to determine whether trainees have been forced by employers or intermediary groups to leave the country because they became pregnant or gave birth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2022
Japan to conduct full-scale review of technical trainee program
An increasing number of cases of harassment and abuse of foreign trainees has resulted in mounting criticism at home and abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2022
Government bans technical intern program intermediary after abuse of foreign trainee
A 41-year-old Vietnamese man sustained serious injuries including a broken rib in repeated assaults by his coworkers at a construction firm.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2022
Japan to end special visas for people stranded in country due to COVID
The temporary measure has granted six-month “designated activities” residence statuses to foreign students and trainees stuck in Japan due to border controls in their home country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2022
Japan warns Ukrainian evacuees against work at adult entertainment establishments
The justice minister said the Immigration Services Agency has sent written notifications to Ukrainian evacuees to make them aware such work is a violation of their visa status.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
May 27, 2022
As Japan’s borders creak open, who can enter now?
With the nation reopening little by little — a limited number of tourists have already arrived on package tour trials — it's difficult to keep track of who is allowed in and who isn't.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2022
Japanese firms team up to help foreign workers resolve labor issues
A new service set up by an NGO and eight companies aims to resolve labor issues by providing financial relief and counseling to non-Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2022
Chinese man gets Japan's first skilled worker visa with no time limit
Introduced in 2019, Japan's Specified Skilled Worker No. 2 policy is intended to attract foreign workers and address the country's severe labor shortage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 1, 2022
Japan's eased border restrictions offer hope for struggling business sectors
From major tech companies to elderly care facilities, Japanese businesses have had to battle through the pandemic without the foreign staffers they need.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 12, 2022
Japan set to gather foreign worker data for better support
Japan plans to launch a new survey in fiscal 2023 to collect data on foreign workers, such as their income and types of employment, to better accommodate their needs.

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