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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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Diet meeting land sale scandal

Sagawa was summoned as a Diet meeting witness to testify about the details regarding the tampering of documents related to the sale of government-owned property in Osaka Prefecture to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen. As head of the Finance Ministry’s Financial Bureau at the time the documents were altered, everyone waited eagerly for his reply.     The former

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March 28, 2018
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North Korea and Denuclearization

Former U.S. President, Barrack Obama, noted that past efforts on Iran’s nuclear weapons were more successful than with North Korea because there was more economic leverage.   The former U.S. President said recently that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult. One reason is because the country’s isolationist policy minimizes leverage. These include trade and

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March 26, 2018
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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in danger over beetle

Japan’s capital is riddled with lovely, delicate pink and white cherry blossoms that are emerging after the winter season. However, the famed blooms are in grave danger: an invasive foreign beetle.   The alien invader is aromia bungii, also known as the red-necked longhorn beetle, is a native to mainland China, Taiwan, the Korean peninsula and northern Vietnam

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March 23, 2018

Aum cult terror attacks and their fate

A former Aum Shinri Kyo cult senior member, currently on death row described the founder and so-called guru he once revered as a criminal in his recently published memoir. That guru is Shoko Asahara.   Convicted for his role in producing Sarin, Tomomasa Nakagawa, who used the deadly nerve gas to attack the Tokyo subway

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March 21, 2018

Japan’s PM lowest in popularity survey

A recent survey in South Korea shows that Japenese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been deemed least popular than North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.   In the Gallup Korea survey released on Friday, 5 percent of respondents voiced positive views of Abe, which is half that of the 10 percent who said they preferred

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March 19, 2018
SOFIA, BULGARIA – MARCH 11: Mako Yamashita of Japan performs in the Gala Exhibition during the World Junior Figure Skating Championships at Arena Armeec on March 11, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

Japan’s World Junior’s Figure Skating Championship Success!

Alexandra Trusova’s superb performance in scoring two quadruple jumps, a salchow and a toe loop, on the way to victory at the world junior championships in Sofia on Saturday caught everyone by surprise and was the fact that Mako Yamashita picked up another medal for her increasing collection.   Trusova’s masterful performance of a quad

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March 14, 2018
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Xi Jinping is president – for life

China’s lawmakers passed an historic constitutional amendment on Sunday abolishing the two-term limit of the president but will now allow Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.   This upends an old system created by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent the bloody rule of a dictatorship under Mao Zedong’s 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution from happening again.  

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March 12, 2018
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Japanese town struggles to recover after 7 years

Town officials were discussing how to respond to a devastating earthquake that had just struck Japan’s northeastern coast when cold, black water suddenly crashed into the building. Only ten out of a hundred people in the building reached the safety of the roof. The others that didn’t make it died in a 30-foot- high tsunami that struck 30

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March 9, 2018
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North and South begin to unite

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a meeting with their respective leaders at the end of April at the joint security area of Panmunjom.   Chung Eui-yong, the SoKor president’s national security adviser, announced the summit on Tuesday after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang the day before.   North Korea has agreed

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March 7, 2018
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Japan tops passport power ranking list

Passport holders from Japan and Singapore have the greatest level of travel freedom worldwide, with visa-free access to 180 countries – a world record.   The 2018 Henley Passport Index Ranking released on Wednesday that Germany fell to second place, with visa-free access to only 179 countries. This, after ranking first place for the last five years, took

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March 5, 2018