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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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Fukushima: please buy our products

Scientists are testing the Fukishima region’s produce after the deadly nuclear accident from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the city seven years ago.   Seven years after the nuclear crisis caused by devastating tsunami in 2011, extremely high testing from authorities show that the radiation levels from the nuclear reactor at the Fukushima region

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August 3, 2018

AUM to Japan: We’re watching you

Caution is the unspoken feeling Japanese citizens are undergoing. Executions for all 13 members of the doomsday cult, AUM Shinrikyo, death-row inmates have been carried out. However, successor groups who follow their lunacy are popping up all over Japan.   AUM successor organizations have residents worried. A total of 1,950 members are worried that the

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August 1, 2018

NoKor: 65 years of bloodless war

The 65th anniversary of the North and South Korean armistice was celebrated on Friday with the suspension of open hostilities in the Korean War in 1953. Pyongyang urged the United States to agree to formally sign a peace treaty as quickly as possible.   Shortly before dawn, many North Korean citizens laid flowers to and

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July 30, 2018

Japan gives subsidies for rain victims

Japan decided to distribute subsidies to areas that were hit hard by heavy rains. The subsidy is for recovery operations and rebuilding. Evacuees, on the other hand, would face an unknown future about where they would relocate and remake their lives.   Floods and mudslides took the lives of 220 people in Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime

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July 25, 2018

Casinos in Japan: No way!

64.8% of the interviewees dislike a bill authorizing casino resorts to open. This highlights a concern about unforeseen consequences of gambling and a possible increase in crime, which tends to happen when casinos are present.   The poll, conducted via telephone interview and over the weekend, showed a large amount of respondents opposed the idea

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July 23, 2018

Revising the Japanese Constitution during the elections

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is preparing for a race of leadership with the Prime Minister saying that revising the Japanese constitution will be the biggest point during the upcoming elections.   While Abe leads the current ruling party he was vague when asked if he will continue his leadership and work for another

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July 20, 2018

Japan: 70% of rain casualties are elderly

70% of the casualties the rain that hit western Japan were people who were at the age of 60 or older. The heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides throughout western Japan.   171 are confirmed dead and 118 were confirmed to be elderly status. Japan’s worst weather disaster in fifty years the death toll may

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July 16, 2018

Japan begins restoration amid ‘extreme severity’ status

Japan plans to designate the storm that devastated and destroyed the western coast of Japan as an extreme severity. This is classified as about 200 people were killed and several hundred more injured or missing. Subsidies are also expected to enter after the designation.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the torrential rain will be

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July 13, 2018

Japanese city tries to recover: may take years

Residents started digging out an area saturated with mud and debris from floodwaters from the last week’s unprecedented rainfall, revealing a path of destruction and mayhem second only to nuclear weapons or tsunamis.   A city in Kurashiki was one of the most devastated areas in Japan. With the sun now showing the full extent

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July 11, 2018

Heavy rains and flash floods terrorize Western Japan

50 people are confirmed dead and another 50 people are presumed missing due to heavy rains that hit a large part of Western Japan last Saturday causing landslides and flooding that submerged or destroyed homes.   4.72 million people were ordered to evacuate while around 48,000 Self-Defense Forces personnel, police and firefighting services were brought

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July 9, 2018