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Japan calls on the world to help bring in foreign workers

Japanese cities having a large foreign population on Tuesday urged the central government to offer more assistance as the country will start accepting more workers from abroad in about two months under a new visa system.   Chiefs and representatives of 15 municipalities with an especially high concentration of citizens from South America and elsewhere gathered for their

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January 31, 2019
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Popular Jpop group’s hiatus shocks Japan

A surprise announcement by all-male idol group Arashi that it plans to go on a hiatus at the end of next year continued to ripple across the country Monday.   The group has engaged in various fundraising activities for regions devastated by natural disasters such as Miyagi Prefecture, one of the areas most severely affected by a major

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January 30, 2019
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U.S. SEC investigating Ghosn

Nissan Motor Co. said Monday it is being investigated by the U.S. securities watchdog over disclosures of executive pay, adding to the woes of the Japanese automaker, which has seen its former chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over alleged financial misconduct.   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the disclosure practices related to the remuneration of senior

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January 30, 2019

Japanese 10 Day Holiday Means We’re All Doomed…

The 10-day holiday, named the Golden Week period, is to start from April 27 to May 6. The Imperial succession is scheduled to take place during this 10 day period. This new holiday schedule has received mixed public reactions.   The travel industry is keen to take advantage of the business opportunity, while a survey

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January 11, 2019

How Much Can You Save A Month If You Worked In Japan?

photo credit to: http://japaneseruleof7.com A single, young working person in Tokyo actually can save some green paper per month. Of course, the question of how much you can save depends primarily on your expenses and how much you make.   A Japanese real estate website found that the average single person living by themselves in

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January 11, 2019

Ever Heard of the Japanese Departure Tax?

Planning a trip to Japan soon? Make sure to have at least a  budget of 500 Pesos to your travel budget. Starting January 7, 2019, the Japanese government will collect a departure tax of 1,000 yen from each person leaving their country by aircraft or ship, regardless of nationality.   Japan says that it will

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January 11, 2019

Ever Wondered How Japanese Spend The New Year?

Celebrating the New Year in Japan happens at the stroke of midnight or even in the day of. The celebration lasts for days. Government offices, banks, and businesses usually take about a week off (from about December 28th to January 3rd) for the end-of-the-year and new year holidays, with many people adding on personal vacation

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January 11, 2019

Thinking of Moving to Japan? First, Check Your Bank…

How much does it costs to move to Japan? We will give estimates for cost and a breakdown of the costs you’ll want to look at if you are planning a move to Japan. A tourist visa is a great way to get into Japan without a job, with the objective of finding a job

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January 10, 2019

Thinking of Living In Tokyo? You Might Wanna Have Second Thoughts

photo credit to: https://soranews24.com In this article, we estimate the actual cost of living for a single person living in the greater Tokyo area, which includes the Tokyo 23 Wards, Tokyo’s western suburbs, and Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa prefectures. Kanagawa includes cities like Yokohama, Kawasaki, Sagamihara, and Yokosuka.   The following calculation takes the case

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January 10, 2019

Risky Royalty: Are Royal Family Members allowed to talk against the Government?

A Japanese prince has caused a controversy over how freely imperial family members can speak on contentious matters as the Constitution prohibits the head of the family from being involved in politics.   A rare move by imperial family members of Japan, a prince questioned the government’s decision to use a massive amount of public

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December 3, 2018