News

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.  
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

U.S. Secretary of State: Be honest, Pyongyang

The U.S. Secretary of State will make his third visit to North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, after trying to broke a deal with the North of increased economic help for nuclear disarmament; a topic that was a high priority and after a symbolic agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Read More
July 6, 2018

Japan’s second rocket launch is a failure

Japan’s first privately developed rocket that was planned to reach outer space failed and crashed to the ground then burst into flames thereafter mere seconds after liftoff.   Officials of Interstellar Technologies Inc., the company that built the rocket, said the rocket, named the MOMO-2, lost thrust just after liftoff at exactly 5:30 a.m. from

Read More
July 2, 2018

North Korea and the investment pool

100 specialists in finance and other respected fields convened at an invitation-only club somewhere in Singapore to discuss the U.S.-North Korean summit held in the city-state last June 12.   One of the specialists said the real fruit bearer of the summit was simply that Kim Jong Un experience a very lavish lifestyle far superior

Read More
June 29, 2018

Stabbing and Shooting in Elementary School

A 21-year-old man, Keita Shimazu, attacked a police box in Toyama City on Tuesday, stabbing a police officer and killing him then shooting a security guard at a nearby elementary school also killing him. The gun he took was from the officer.   The man was a former SDF member and was shot and later

Read More
June 27, 2018

Okinawa to transfer U.S. base

The 73rd anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was marked on Saturday. The Battle of Okinawa, a fierce battle that claimed more than 200,000 lives and lasting two and a half months, calls for the reduction of U.S. troops on the island prefecture as well as easing tensions with North

Read More
June 25, 2018

Students return to school after quake attack

The school attended by a 9-year-old girl who died after a powerful earthquake in Osaka this week reopened Thursday, as grief and anxieties persist among students and local residents.   In an assembly, Yoshimi Tanaka, principal of the school in the city of Takatsuki, with students who said that they cannot forget her and that

Read More
June 22, 2018

Japanese schools and the genderless uniform

Japanese schools are introducing new uniforms and flexible “gender-neutral” uniform codes to support LGBT students.   School authorities hope it will ease the pain of students required to wear gender-specific uniforms, traditionally, a collared jacket with pants for boys and a pleated skirt with a sailor blouse for girls.       At several high

Read More
June 20, 2018

Japan will help North Korea denuclearize

Shinzo Abe showed that Japan would help in shouldering the costs dismantling and disassembling North Korea’s nuclear weapons under a potential international framework for funding aimed at achieving the complete denuclearization of the North.   He said on a local television program that disarming North Korea was imperative after the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit earlier

Read More
June 18, 2018

North Korea, U.S.A make agreements

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to work toward the “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while U.S. President Donald Trump committed to provide security guarantees to Pyongyang in the first-ever summit between their two countries Tuesday.   Speaking at a signing ceremony for a joint statement issued at the conclusion of historic summit

Read More
June 13, 2018

North Korea, U.S.A. leaders meet in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday ahead of schedule with strict security in place around the luxury hotel, with dozens of police officers and bodyguards being posted.   Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Twitter post with a picture of them shaking hands

Read More
June 11, 2018