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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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Japan arrests 341 illegals

Japanese authorities arrested 341 foreign nationals working illegally in the police crackdown targeting illegal immigrants working in areas in and around the Tokyo and Nagoya districts. It is an effort aimed at curbing Japan’s refugee system.   The Japanese Ministry of Justice announced that the foreign nationals detained in the crackdown conducted, 94 men and women were waiting

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February 28, 2018
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Japanese Fishermen Seek Compensation after Jet Mishap

Aomori fishermen are now seeking for compensation for the fishing ban imposed after a U.S. F-16 jet fighter crashed this week in northern Japan.   The jet, assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing, dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after one of it’s engines caught fire after takeoff. No one was reported injured in

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February 26, 2018
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Japan could face fight in a U.S.-China war

A few tiny, insignificant pair of islands in the East China Sea may help light the confrontation in Asia. What about pre-emptive strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile sites?   Influential Harvard scholars, who wrote books on the chances of a United States war with the People’s Republic of China, believe these are all possibilities and ones

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February 23, 2018
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F-16 Fuel Tanks Nearly Hit Japanese Fishing Boats

A U.S. military F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighter that developed an engine fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday jettisoned a pair of fuel tanks into a lake near the US military base. No injuries were reported in the incident and the external fuel tanks, measuring 4 to 5 meters in length, landed approximately 400 meters from a fishing

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February 21, 2018
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South East Asia and Fukushima Produce

Japan exported peaches to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia last year, which were produced in Fukushima Prefecture, retaining their No. 1 status for two years straight. According to the local government, 48 tons of peaches were shipped to the three countries in 2017, up by 57% from last year.   With bans from the 2011 nuclear disaster still in

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February 19, 2018
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Japan’s New Generation are Pathetic at Romance

Japan’s Millennials, as we know, are horrible at romance and often don’t mingle at all. Recently, an app called Eureka’s Pairs, has popped up and is just one of many dating apps aimed at helping people find a mate as easy as tapping and swiping on a screen on their smartphone.   When you open Pairs, a list

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February 14, 2018
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North and South Korea talk at last!

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, to Pyongyang for a summit. The invitation, delivered by Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong-un’s sister, and is willing to meet Moon at the soonest possible time.   After several months of no communication if it would participate in the Winter Olympics in South

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February 12, 2018
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Japan helps Taiwan after earthquake

Japan sent a team of seven search and rescue experts to Taiwan to help find survivors of its devastating earthquake on Tuesday. The group took with them expensive specialist equipment for locating people trapped under debris.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also sent a message of condolence and support to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, remembering

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February 9, 2018
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Asia trip to Counter NoKor threat

U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, swung throughout Asia, stopped in Korea for the Winter Olympics and added a trip to Japan, which focused less on the host country’s irate neighbour, the North.   Pence left on Monday for Alaska then Japan and lastly to South Korea hoping that North Korea doesn’t “hijack” the games as it participates on

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February 7, 2018
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Abe to U.S. and South Korea: Don’t scale down joint military drill

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked the United States and South Korea to conduct more joint military drills after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea without lowering military standards in order to keep pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile development.   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japanese Prime Minister

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February 5, 2018