National Jan 28, 2016

Osaka moves to allow foreign housekeepers

by Atsushi Kodera

Osaka Prefecture has decided to go ahead with a national government program allowing foreign nationals to work as housekeepers as part of a larger push toward greater participation of women in the workforce. Some industry insiders have been quick to point out, however, that the ...

Business Jun 23, 2014

Foreign maids the talk of Kansai zone

by Eric Johnston

Discussions began in Osaka on Monday on a proposed special economic zone in the Kansai region that will include an experimental program to attract foreign maids to the region. An initiative backed by the central government, the zone is a series of locations in Hyogo, ...

National Nov 20, 2013

ACCJ urges rise in foreign housekeepers so women can join workforce

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce. The business organization said such measures are necessary for the Abe ...