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FOREIGN WORKERS

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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 17, 2020
Pandemic could foster new attitudes toward immigration
In recent weeks, doctors, nurses and care workers for the British National Health Service — in particular, immigrants — are presently being hailed for their gritty sense of duty, for standing between many people and premature death.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Apr 29, 2020
Japan's farm and hotel sectors cooperate as pandemic halts entry of foreign labor
Under entry controls, 220 workers from China, Indonesia and Myanmar bound for one of the Japan's major cabbage production areas have been unable to enter the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2020
Foreign students in Japan fear pandemic narrows job opportunities
As the outbreak continues to take a serious toll on Japan's economy, those hoping to find work here now fear they will be first to miss out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2020
Foreign workers and students vulnerable as virus-hit Japan firms ax staff
Immediately after all Chinese group tours through this summer were canceled at the end of January and February following the coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese man in his 20s who had worked as a full-time employee at a hotel near Kansai International Airport lost his job.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Apr 24, 2020
More foreign workers in Mie losing jobs and homes in virus pandemic
As the spread of COVID-19 infections hits the nation’s economy hard, foreign workers at manufacturers are being severely affected, with some losing their jobs and homes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus slowing immigration procedures for labor-hungry Japan firms
Businesses reliant on a foreign blue-collar workforce are struggling to fill openings as the coronavirus pandemic slows immigration procedures to a crawl both in Japan and abroad.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2020
Japanese businesses hit by lack of Chinese trainees amid virus outbreak
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has dealt a heavy blow to the manufacturing, farming and fishing industries in rural areas, as it has halted the arrival of Chinese trainees they have relied on for labor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Prefectures in Japan face lack of volunteer interpreters for disasters
Several prefectural governments around Japan have raised concerns about a shortage of volunteer interpreters and translators to support foreign residents and tourists during disasters, after making limited progress with addressing the problem, a new survey has shown.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2020
Myanmar man arrested for murder of compatriot in central Japan
Police arrested on Tuesday a 28-year-old Myanmar man on suspicion of stabbing to death a compatriot co-worker in a company cafeteria in Mie Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2020
Holders of new Japan working visas surge past 1,600, but still way off target
Japan set up the new visas to attract more blue-collar workers from overseas to address its acute labor shortage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 7, 2020
As Japan opens doors wider, firms confront reality of workplace racism
As Japan opens its doors to more and more foreign workers, the problem of racial harassment in the workplace is under renewed scrutiny.
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2020
Number of foreign workers in Japan totals record 1.66 million
Chinese accounted for a quarter of the total with 418,327, followed by 401,326 Vietnamese and 179,685 Filipinos, the labor ministry says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2020
Japan to cast net wider after sluggish start for blue-collar visa program
Less than 2,000 have obtained working permits under the program, a low figure given that Japan was expecting to draw 40,000 in the first year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2020
Japan's new visa system on track to fall far short of target
The government is likely to fall far short of its target of issuing work permits under a new visa system to 340,000 non-Japanese over the next five years to alleviate acute labor shortages in 14 sectors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2020
Ministry to extend provisional certification for care course graduates
As part of efforts to alleviate a labor shortage in the elderly care sector, the welfare ministry plans to extend to fiscal 2026 special transitional measures that grant graduates of care courses provisional certification without the need to pass a national exam, ministry sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2020
Around 75% of Japanese see need to make nation more hospitable for foreign residents, government survey shows
A survey finds a large majority of Japanese believe the nation needs to create a more welcoming environment for foreign residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2020
Japan to develop app that can detect if foreign nationals' residence cards are fake
The app will read data stored in the IC chip embedded in the cards and confirm whether the data matches information listed on the cards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2019
U.S.-China trade tension affecting foreign nationals in small Japanese city
Trade tension between the United States and China is casting a shadow over the livelihoods of foreign nationals living in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, with dwindling employment opportunities and linguistic barriers forcing them to pack up and leave.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Help Wanted?
Dec 29, 2019
Student's death reveals dark side of Bhutan-Japan exchange program
A year has passed since the lifeless body of a Bhutanese exchange student was discovered hanging from a tree in a public park in Fukuoka.

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