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Incorporating Music into Japanese Language Studies Develops Fluency

Hundreds of thousands of globetrotters and anime lovers across the globe have expressed their interest in learning the Japanese language. Some of them find it useful to stroll around the beautiful sightseeing spots in Japan, try out its iconic cuisines and experience the country’s distinctive culture and tradition if they have at least a working knowledge of the

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October 4, 2019

Overseas Workers in Japan Should be Equipped with Japanese Language Proficiency

One of the issues that the Land of the Rising Sun has to deal with in recent years is its shrinking population as a result of low birth weight and declining inward migration. This resulted in a consistent increase in the number of senior citizens in the country and consequently an apparent labor shortage in various business sectors

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September 10, 2019

Japanese Government Committed to Enhance Nihongo Class for Foreign Residents

Since the Japanese government relaxed its immigration laws effective April 1, 2019, more and more foreign nationals are looking forward to seek for long term employment in the Land of the Rising Sun. With the introduction of the new visa program, the country seeks to attract more than three hundred forty five thousand overseas workers over the next

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June 24, 2019

Bill seeks to enhance Japanese Language Education for Foreign Residents

A bill promoting Japanese Language Education among foreign nationals residing in the Land of the Rising Sun was recently passed by the government’s House of Representatives. The bill has been forwarded to the Upper House for its consideration and approval. Its proponents seek to have the bill enacted into law by the entire bicameral legislature or the National

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June 10, 2019

The Millennial Approach to Learning Nihongo

 With Japan’s aging society and shrinking workforce, the government has decided to open its borders to foreign workers than watch the economy of Japan die. Despite the skyrocketing increase in the demand for foreign workers, the (Nihongo) language skill remains one of the main barriers in the recruitment. We sat down in an interview

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January 16, 2019

Foreign Workers Now Wanted and Needed; Old Laws Dying

Japan’s aging population and shrinking workforce have seen to changes in immigration laws. The new immigration law approved earlier this month is somewhat flawed though many observers hold it as necessary. There are other views to this new law as well but the most obvious is that Japan must either open it’s borders or watch

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January 10, 2019

Advisers support aid for foreign workers with new residential status

The ministry of labor will enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.   The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s plan is the stationing of about 170 people — advisers who will visit the

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December 11, 2018

14 Japanese industries to hire foreign workers under new visa status

14 business sectors are keen to accept foreign workers under a new residence status that the government aims to introduce in April next year, informed sources said Tuesday.   This will be a big boost of morale for the workers as they may have a chance at a better life and the Japanese people will

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December 11, 2018

Immigration bill clears Lower House; Opposition motion motionless

Japan’s ruling party destroyed a controversial immigration bill through the Lower House on Tuesday. This is a key step toward initiating a new visa system initiated to address the country’s acute labor shortages.   Deliberations on the government-sponsored bill only recently started and is making opposition parties call for more time for parliamentary debates. The

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December 11, 2018

Japan will open it’s doors to more foreign workers totaling 345,000

Japan’s population shrank 0.3% to 125.2 million as the country recorded less than a million births. This is the lowest number since 1899. And with more than 20% of its citizens at the age of 65 or older, the number of available jobs far outstrips the number of workers.   Consequently, the current administration under

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December 11, 2018