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FOREIGN WORKERS

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2020
Japan and Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September
Japan and Cambodia agreed Saturday to reopen borders to their expatriates as early as next month on condition they self-quarantine for 14 days and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 21, 2020
Japan may allow in all stranded foreign residents from September
Japan has faced criticism for its failure to lift the ban on legal residents, which stands in stark contrast with the practices of the rest of the G7.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 21, 2020
Foreign trainees in Hiroshima face illegal hours and unpaid overtime
Fewer Japanese people want to work in sewing jobs, one industry insider said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 18, 2020
Groups from U.S., Europe and Oceania protest Japan’s travel ban
Many countries have imposed curbs to battle the pandemic but Japan's are among the most strict, effectively banning foreign nationals' entry from more than 140 countries.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 10, 2020
Re-entry ban horror stories pile up in Japan's Indian community
Some worry confusion surrounding border restrictions will 'leave a scar' among residents of Indian descent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2020
With cremation the norm, Muslims decry lack of proper burial grounds in Japan
Japan is home to about 200,000 Muslims but there are only seven cemeteries that accommodate Islamic interment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 30, 2020
Japan to allow back foreign residents who left before entry ban
The planned change in Japan's border control policy will also be accompanied by stricter entry procedures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2020
Aloha again? Hawaii says Japan looking at easing travel curbs
The U.S. state's governor said details were still being worked out and no timetable has been set for when the program would start.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2020
Japan to allow re-entry for more foreign residents amid coronavirus measures, sources say
An official decision on the policy will be made later this week, according to the sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2020
Japan’s foreign residents get new support center in Tokyo
The Foreign Residents Support Center hosts the offices of eight public organizations on one floor of a building located in front of Tokyo's Yotsuya Station.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jun 21, 2020
Pandemic leaves Indian cooks in Japan dependent on bosses and the state
When your life revolves around your work, a shutdown makes things extra hard.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2020
Travel restriction poses challenges for Japanese firms with international workforce
Researchers who work in laboratories and new employees expected to acquire skills during workplace training sessions have been left in limbo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2020
Japan softens re-entry ban that left foreign residents stranded
The government says it has softened its stance on humanitarian grounds and will now allow foreign residents to re-enter the country regardless of their visa status.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2020
Japan's new labor visas fall far short of goal for first year
The government's projections were too optimistic, and the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic isn't helping either.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2020
Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan
Some hotels and a university are offering free accommodation to foreign nationals who are stranded in Japan because their home countries have closed borders due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?