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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Japan will raise taxes for 2019 and no one can stop it

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday the Japanese government will raise the consumption tax to 10 percent from the current 8 percent in October next year as planned, after postponing the increase twice due to concerns it would dampen consumer spending and hurt the economy.   Confirming that the schedule remains unchanged in an extraordinary

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October 17, 2018

Japan’s Military and Women In Uniform

A growing number of women in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are entering formerly male-dominated fields, with one recently becoming the country’s first-ever female fighter jet pilot.   Misa Matsushima, 1st Lt. of the Air Self-Defense Force, told reporters in late August that she wants to inspire women to join after a ceremony at a base in

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October 15, 2018

NoKor receives more sanctions from Japan and Australia

Japan and Australia agreed to put more pressure on North Korea to denuclearize through strict enforcement of U.N. regulations on Pyongyang, despite easing tensions over its arms development program.   Defense ministers of Japan and Australia acknowledged the need to strengthen defense ties. This includes increasing joint exercises between their armed forces, amid a rapidly

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October 12, 2018

USA and NoKor will hold second summit

Kim Jong Un and Mike Pompeo agreed on their two countries holding working-level talks immediately to arrange a second summit meeting between Kim and Trump.   Pompeo said that the United States and North Korea are getting very close to signing an agreement on a second summit. He added that Trump and Kim are likely

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October 10, 2018

Hong Kong to independence activists: Access Denied

The Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong has reworked it’s visa renewal applications to certain people in the wake of the club’s hosting of a speech by an independence advocate that drew fierce criticism from Beijing.   Victor Mallet, the first vice president of the FCC and the news editor for the Financial Times in

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October 8, 2018

Combined Task Force: Japan and USA need one

A bipartisan group of U.S. policy experts recommended Wednesday that Japan’s Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military create a combined joint task force to better cope with possible contingencies with China over Taiwan, as well as the South and East China seas, as part of an effort to strengthen the bilateral alliance.   Aside from

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October 5, 2018

Typhoon hits Japan…. Again

The Japanese archipelago was hit by another typhoon that left at four people dead and 200 others injured while disrupting traffic in wide areas including Tokyo during morning rush hours.   The typhoon, named Trami, travelled northeast towards the biggest of the main islands of Honshu when it made landfall in western Japan the previous

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October 3, 2018

Japan will use the Olympics for it’s own Tokyo Olympics

Japanese authorities were very busy for fourteen days while they observed operations in Indonesia and the Asian Games to learn lessons that could help in Tokyo’s effort to put on a successful Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.   Focusing primarily on during the games, which run for sixteen days in Jakarta and Palembang, their priorities

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October 1, 2018

Japanese magazine firm cautions against LGBTQI discrimination

Shinchosha Publishing Co. and one of its magazines will be removed for showing articles that its president said contained outrageous prejudice against the LGBTcommunity.   This vetting process led to the publication of the articles slammed by President as full of prejudice against LGBT individuals.   The latest decision means that one of it’s writers and even the

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September 28, 2018

Trump to Kim: We shall return!

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he will have a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “in the not too distant future” in an effort to denuclearize the country.   Trump and Moon met after the South Korean leader held a summit last week in Pyongyang with Kim, who expressed willingness to have a second

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September 26, 2018