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FOREIGN WORKERS

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2020
As Japan partially lifts re-entry ban on foreign residents, concerns grow over strict procedures
The Immigration Services Agency has claimed the strict conditions for re-entry are aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in Japan.
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2020
Japan considers tax reform to lure foreign financial firms, annual policy says
Experts said Tokyo needed to tackle issues including a relatively high tax rate and a lack of English language fluency in the workplace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 28, 2020
All Japan’s foreign residents can travel in and out from September
The announcement comes amid intensifying criticism of the existing policy from the foreign community and business groups affected by the restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Aug 28, 2020
Oita residents group providing rice for foreign interns in need
The group hopes to continue until September, and will need more than 3 tons of rice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / First Person
Aug 27, 2020
Japan's entry policies increase alienation and deepen division
Stopping foreign residents from returning to Japan risks fueling prejudices and shattering trust in the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2020
Japan to allow stranded foreign technical interns to switch jobs
The Immigration Services Agency said around 24,200 foreign trainees were stuck in the country as of Friday, and the number of such interns is expected to grow.

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