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FOREIGN WORKERS

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 19, 2021
Residency rules impoverish Kurdish refugees as pandemic strips away support
Many who seek asylum in Japan, and are released from detention on condition that they do not work, now find they can't afford medical care or food.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2021
Foreign workers hit hard by pandemic despite record number
The number of foreign workers in Japan hit a record high of 1,724,328 as of October 2020, increasing 4.0% from a year earlier.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jan 23, 2021
‘Indian Migrants in Tokyo’ sheds light on an overlooked community
There are currently around 40,000 Indians living in Japan and their stories, similar to minority groups in other countries, are often ignored or pushed aside. This lack of public awareness and representation can lead to cultural misunderstanding, or worse, discrimination.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 21, 2020
Film spotlights Vietnamese temporary workers' plight in Japan
When director Akio Fujimoto's "Along the Sea" reaches theaters nationwide next spring, he hopes the plight of Vietnamese temporary workers depicted in the film will show the exploitative reality their like face in Japan at times.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 18, 2020
As Singapore ventures back out, migrant workers are kept in
As the government prepares for the final phase of reopening this month, migrant workers will not be part of it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Nov 20, 2020
Vulnerable foreign workers in Mie suffer as firms face downturn
“My daughter and son lost their jobs at the same time, and we are at loss as to what to do next,” said Raquel Garcia, 45, who worked at the Mie factory for nine years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2020
Vietnamese trainee nurses arrive in Japan after coronavirus delay
Negotiations are taking place with Indonesia and the Philippines to expedite the arrival of candidate health workers from those nations, too.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Oct 23, 2020
Oyster firms suffer as travel ban exposes reliance on foreign trainees
The shortage of manpower due to the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to deal a heavy blow to Hiroshima Prefecture's oyster industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 9, 2020
Japan has eased entry rules, but travelers still face many hurdles
Restrictions on using public transport, finding a place to self-quarantine and getting a test before departure all make entering the country a troublesome process.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 30, 2020
Seeking entry to Japan? Here’s what you need to know
Visa applicants will be required to meet strict conditions to receive permission to enter the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2020
Aichi language school students get year to find jobs post-graduation
To be able to stay in the country, foreign students at Japanese-language schools are typically required to be offered a job while still studying.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 28, 2020
Overseas students in Japan face bleak job outlook due to pandemic
According to a survey in July, 68.5 percent of foreign students set to graduate next spring were without job offers compared to 22.3 percent of Japanese students.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 25, 2020
Japan to allow entry for all nontourist new visa applicants from October
Under the existing travel controls, travelers from 159 countries and regions have been denied entry in principle.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2020
Japan to loosen border enforcement measures to allow in new arrivals
The country will start allowing entry for long-term residents and international students, regardless of where they come from, reports say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 4, 2020
Japan lays out way back for residents with expired visas and re-entry permits
The Justice Ministry announced this week that non-Japanese residents who couldn't return before papers expired would be able to seek re-entry under special circumstances.

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