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Less Stringent Requirements Imposed by New Immigration Control Act in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is currently dealing with chronic labor shortage as a result of its aging population, low birth rate and a vast decline in inward migration. This social issue has prompted the Japanese government through its National Diet to amend the strict immigration policies in the country that used to provide stringent requirements for

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February 26, 2020

Japan Established Point System to Determine Foreign Professionals Eligible for Preferential Treatment

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently dealing with the consequences of its aging population as a result of its low birth rate and decline in inward migration. With the dearth in the number of professionals in Japan, the government is concerned that it might create an impact in the

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February 26, 2020

Policies Enacted to Strengthen Security Inspection in Train Stations during Olympic Games

As the days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games are getting closer and closer, the Japanese government in coordination with the organizing committee of the Olympic games are now preoccupied in their preparations in order to ensure the safety of the public and the smooth flow of the events during the course of the much anticipated

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February 25, 2020

Japanese Government Acknowledges the Importance of Conversational Japanese for Foreign Workers

One of the major challenges that foreign nationals have to deal with as a direct consequence of working in a non English speaking country is the difficulty in understanding and comprehending daily conversations both at company premises and in the society in general due to the apparent language barrier. It is thus essential for foreign workers who aspire

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February 25, 2020

Japanese Companies to Implement Changes in Work Policies to Accommodate Foreign Workers

With the gradual influx of foreign workers in Japan after the amendment of the country’s immigration policy as a means to address the issue on chronic labor shortage, another matter that Japanese domestic companies have to deal with is the introduction of work place reforms in order to accommodate the special needs and preferences of foreign workers and

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February 25, 2020

Three Categories of Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals

Among the most notable impacts of a shrinking population in the Land of the Rising Sun is the considerable lack of young professionals who are expected to contribute much of their time and expertise in the economic growth of the country. Known to many countries across the globe, Japan is suffering from the consequences of its aging population

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February 24, 2020

Japanese Government Considers Conducting Industry Specific Exams Abroad

One of the consequences of Japan’s aging population, low birth rate and decline in inward migration is the issue on chronic labor shortage. The Japanese government has to deal with this workforce setback for the past year up until the present time. This is especially true in fourteen identified industries that are reported to suffer the works labor-related

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February 24, 2020

Kyoto Launches Empty Arashiyama Campaign to Eliminate the Fear of Tourists During Corona Virus Outbreak

Every year, hundreds of thousands of globetrotters and travel enthusiasts from different countries abroad come to visit Japan in order to go sightseeing, experience its unique culture as well as to try out some of the most delicious and iconic Japanese dishes. Aside from the country’s capital city, Tokyo, Kyoto is definitely among the bucket list of international

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February 21, 2020

Japanese Legislative Body Mulls Over the Need to Compel National Exam for Foreign Caregivers

The Japanese government hopes to encourage more and more graduates from universities and vocational schools to work in elderly care centers and social welfare groups. In consideration of the aging population in the country as a result of its low birth rate and decline in inward migration, there is a tremendous increase in the number of senior citizens

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February 21, 2020

Foreign Care Givers Allowed to be Exempted from Industry Specific Exam to Obtain Visa

Known to many countries across the globe, Japan is currently dealing with the impacts of an aging population as a result of its low birth rate and a vast decline in inward migration. With the tremendous rise in the number of senior citizens in the country, there is also a corresponding need to increase social welfare benefits and

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February 21, 2020