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Survey Reveals How Japanese Firms are Affected by the Global Pandemic

The World Health Organization has recently announced that the novel corona virus which originated in Wuhan China last December 2019 already become a global pandemic as it has affected numerous countries across the globe and brought about serious damage or repercussions not only in the population but also in the economic performance and stability in the affected countries.  
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Foreign Scientists May Avail of Benefits under Highly Skilled Professional Visa

The Land of the Rising Sun is widely known as one of the most advanced countries across the globe when it comes to scientific research and technology. In this regard, a lot of big and international companies and firms have expressed their intention to invest in Japan. A number of these companies have set up their physical existence
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Two Instances that Enable Foreign Professionals to Avail of Green Card in Japan

The Japanese government deems it to be in the best of the country to encourage the influx of more and more foreign professionals in the Land of the Rising Sun. Having highly skilled foreign professionals can be considered as a big asset to promote the economic growth of Japan considering that the potential of these foreign professionals to
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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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Japanese Immigration Agency Determined to Bolster Foreign Worker Recruitment

With the the amendment of the Immigration Control Act that took effect last April of 2019, more and more foreign nationals have expressed their interest in working and residing in the Land of the Rising Sun. This is one of the measures undertaken by the Japanese government in order to address the chronic labor shortage in the country
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Japanese Government Aims to Distribute Foreign Workers to Different Regions Across Japan

Chronic labor shortage is a prevalent issue not only in the capital city, Tokyo but also across different cities and prefectures in Japan. The aging population as a result of low birth rate and a decline inward migration has already taken its toll in a number of industries and sectors in the Land of the Rising Sun particularly
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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

Foreign Nurse’s Language Skills remain Concerning

While a new visa system approved by the Diet and to take effect in April has been welcomed by Japan’s labor-short nursing care businesses, questions remain about how to provide sufficient Japanese language education for foreign workers.   Regardless of Japan taking steps taken in recent years to relax rules on foreign workers in 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

New Japanese Empress will serve the people

Crown Princess Masako, who turned 55 on Sunday, vowed to make her best effort to serve for the people as she is set to become Japan’s empress after the imperial succession in May 2019.   In the statement released by the Imperial Household Agency, the crown princess said she is ”filled with deep emotions and

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December 10, 2018

Lighthizer will lead US-China trade talks: by order of the Trump

President Donald Trump has named U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to head trade talks with China following a weekend summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday.   photo credit to: https://www.wsj.com The move came after Trump and Xi agreed Saturday to a 90-day cease-fire in their trade

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December 5, 2018

Nissan receives $15 Million investment from Ghosn

Ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected of shifting some 1.7 billion yen ($15 million) of losses from personal investments to the automaker in 2008, adding to a list of alleged financial misconduct, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.   Japan’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission was aware of the alleged misconduct

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November 28, 2018

Nissan Big Rig claims Underreported Salary is False

Nissan Motor Co.’s representative director, who was arrested with Chairman Carlos Ghosn for allegedly conspiring in financial misconduct, has denied that Ghosn’s salary was underreported in the company’s securities reports, sources close to the matter said Saturday.   Greg Kelly said Nissan’s securities reports were properly written and there were no problems with them, the

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November 26, 2018

South Korea to dissolve WWII Comfort Women fund – Women enraged

South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation set up as a key pillar of a 2015 bilateral agreement with Japan to settle the issue of Korean women forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in a move that could further strain bilateral ties.   The agreement, under which Japan provided 1 billion

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November 23, 2018

Australia, New Zealand, Japan and USA now allies against China in South China Sea

Australia and New Zealand have been stepping up coordination with Japan and the United States over Pacific island states in the face of growing Chinese influence in a region that has traditionally been considered within the Oceanian powers’ sphere of influence.   In recent years, Beijing has increasingly invested in the South Pacific with loans

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November 19, 2018

Japan to hire 60,000 foreigners. As Long as You’re a Nurse

photo credit to: https://asia.nikkei.com Japan’s nursing care businesses are expected to accept up to 60,000 foreign workers over five years, the highest number among 14 industrial sectors facing labor shortages that will be subject to proposed changes of the immigration law, the government said Wednesday.   Disclosing a number of estimates to the ruling and

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November 16, 2018