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 claims Gold….. But not what you’d expect

Japan maintained its grip on second place on the medal table with gold medals coming from some unlikely and lesser-known sports on Monday, the Asian Games’ 10th day.   With just six days remaining, Japan, with 43 gold, 36 silver and 57 bronze, has consolidated its position, well behind China’s 86 gold, but seemingly locked into second ahead

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August 29, 2018

Emperor Hirohito blamed for war crimes and regrets it

Japanese Emperor Hirohito said during the years prior to his death that he wanted to die as soon as possible; only experiencing more sad events. Also, he was blamed for his role in the war.   The late chamberlain to the Emperor, Shinobu Kobayashi, revealed the aging emperor’s diary that he was haunted by talk of his wartime

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August 24, 2018

Koreas: Reunions again

  Families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950’s were temporarily reunited again and it started on Monday at a mountain resort in North Korea, according to South Korean media, in the first such event in nearly three years.   Reunions will be held at Mt. Kumgang on the southeastern coast of North Korea, with the

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August 22, 2018

Japan and NoKor change economic policy

Japan is now reconfiguring its economic policies to North Korea. The policy allows talks on economic aid to resolve the issue of past abduction cases of Japanese citizens perpetrated by North Korean spies and commandoes.   North Korea maintains that it’s issue with the abductees was settled but Japan maintains that it will not maintain diplomatic relations with

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August 20, 2018

73 years of peace

  Japan on Wednesday marked the 73rd anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Akihito reiterating his “deep remorse” over the country’s wartime acts in his final attendance as emperor at a ceremony to mourn the war dead.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also attended the event, renewed his pledge “not to repeat the

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August 17, 2018

Japanese students develop potential anti-jellyfish cream

A public high school western Japan has recently developed an anti- jellyfish sting inhibitor prototype. The aim of the product is to prevent deaths and is due to be released in February 2019 with the help of a private company.   Japan and the rest of the world still lack a reliable and safe jellyfish

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August 15, 2018

Could China be siding with Japan to quabble with America?

Japan and China on Sunday marked the 40th anniversary peace and friendship. As the relations have now changed due to Beijing’s rise to a superpower, so too has America’s stance in the South China Sea.   China has been trying it’s best to increase it’s political influence throughout the world because of its new-found economic

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August 13, 2018

Royalty to daughter: boyfriend must solve problems

Princess Mako’s parents, Emperor Akihito and his wife, demand her boyfriend Kei Komuro and his mother solve a financial problem currently facing them or else the imperial family will delay the wedding ceremony of the two lovers this coming February.   Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, his wife, told the Komuro family from late 2017

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August 10, 2018

Heatwave causes cooling product sales boost

Japan’s summer heatwave is depleting the energy of the people and it looks like it’s about to get worse. Some sectors of the economy have produced products ranging from beer and air conditioners to beds that claim they can keep people cool.   Kirin Brewery Co. outpaced the output of its beer production by 20%

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August 8, 2018

Japan and North Korea: No Talks

North Korea has held summits with its neighbours South Korea and China this year as well as the United States. Kim Jong Un has shown no signs of meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.   Kim Jong Un says he has no interest in talking with Japan. North Korea has constantly chastised its longstanding

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August 6, 2018