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FOREIGN WORKERS

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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2022
Japan’s biggest airline calls for border controls to be eased
The strictest among the G7, Japan's border controls have attracted criticism as the country slammed its door shut to foreign visitors and students.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2022
Japan will take flexible approach on entry ban, COVID-19 minister says
The government will present a policy covering whether to ease the entry rules as early as next week, a report said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2022
Japan must quadruple foreign workers by 2040 to meet growth target, report says
The figure would be nearly 300% more than the current 1.72 million foreign workers who make up about 2.5% of the workforce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 31, 2022
Hokkaido towns seek coexistence with foreign workers
Municipalities are coming up with ideas to welcome newcomers as members of communities while also trying to stop young people from leaving their hometowns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 28, 2022
Number of foreign trainees in Japan falls for first time amid pandemic
Despite the drop, Japan's demand for foreign workers has been growing due to a labor shortage caused by the nation's rapidly aging population.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2022
Firm warned to ensure foreign trainees' rights not violated
The warning comes following an incident in which a Vietnamese man allegedly suffered serious injuries at the hands of Japanese co-workers for about two years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 28, 2021
Omicron offers stark reminder of human cost of Japan's border controls
The administration's response to the new variant has again shone a light on the impact of tough countermeasures, and demonstrated the country's continued willingness to pay the price.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 11, 2021
Media divided over impact of immigration law revisions
The business community wants the government to allow them to hire more foreign workers, but some members of the public are anxious about allowing more foreign people to live in Japan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 6, 2021
Dyson splits with Malaysia supplier, stoking concern over migrant worker treatment
Revealing what working conditions were truly like was meant to lead to some improvements, but now with Dyson's decision, employees fear losing their livelihoods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2021
Japan's human rights czar will urge firms to address human rights issues
Gen Nakatani acknowledged concerns related to China and elsewhere, and said Japan will back international efforts on the issue together with like-minded countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2021
Japan to increase daily cap on arriving passengers from 3,500 to 5,000
The government has been setting the daily number of people who can enter the country at 3,500, notifying airlines of the number of passengers allowed on their planes bound for Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2021
In major shift, Japan looks to allow more foreign workers to stay indefinitely
Under the change, 'specified skilled workers' in 14 sectors, such as farming and construction, would be allowed to renew their visas indefinitely and bring their families with them.
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
Businesses fight for workers ahead of tourism recovery in Hokkaido’s Niseko
When the pandemic caused massive layoffs, many people left. With the possibility of travel restarting, employers hope they return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2021
Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery
The firm said checking foreign students' visa status every half year in person and confirming their attendance at schools 'requires a lot of human resources.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 1, 2021
Japanese firms worry about business impact as Myanmar unrest grows
Many of the more than 400 Japanese companies with local operations in the country have taken steps such as putting business plans on hold.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2021
U.S. keeps Tier 2 rating of Japan's efforts against human trafficking
The Japanese government 'does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so,' the U.S. State Department said
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2021
As pandemic bites, Filipino in Japan forms labor union for overseas workers
Foreign workers have been one of the demographic groups most affected by the economic downturn due to the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2021
Lost in translation: Japan fumbles pandemic communication with foreign communities
Growing concern over access to up-to-date, accurate official information highlights the government's larger struggle to convey pandemic-related policies and support.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 22, 2021
Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally
An Osaka-based company and its owner have been accused of hiring Vietnamese who overstayed their visas because they were unable to return to their home due to the coronavirus pandemic, investigative sources said Monday.

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