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
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Japan’s New Foreign Trainees’ Work Law Has Penal Regulations

Japan is increasing its efforts to entice foreign vocational trainees after tougher new laws took effect last November 1. The new laws is expected to eliminate abuse by employers through misusing the Technical Intern Training Programs in order to obtain cheap labor amid domestic manpower constraints.     An official of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry who

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October 27, 2017

The Ugly Face of Japan’s International Student Program

Japan has noticed a surge of foreign students since 2016. It has reached 277,331 or about 100,000 more compared to 2012. This is in line with the government’s goal to accommodate 300,000 foreign students by 2020 (which is very likely to be attained by end of this year). However, the other face of it is this: many foreign

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October 16, 2017