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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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Sexual Harassment and Violence in Japan

Millions of women around the world use the “#MeToo” hashtag to share their experiences of sexual abuse, harassment and violence in an attempt to denounce sexual attacks and exploitation of women. Time magazine has even named them “Silence Breakers” Person of the Year in 2017.   Japan, however, hasn’t seen the #MeToo campaign hasn’t really been as successful

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January 8, 2018
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Discrimination still abounds in Japan

Figures released in 2017 indicated that, statistically, Japan’s population is not just continuing to age, but they are accelerating. Alarmingly, yearly births fell under 1 million which is a record low, while deaths reached a record high.   Japan’s secondary schools have a degree of uniformity that prevents diversity. And this trend reached its conclusion with the news

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January 5, 2018
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Tourism between China and NoKor seems OK

Chinese tourists still visit Pyongyang from time to time across China’s border city of Dandong, even after authorities unofficially halted the tours just days from U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China the previous month.     40 Chinese tourists left from Dandong to Pyongyang on Friday and is a sign that local authorities have not been strongly

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December 22, 2017
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Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, wants a new Constitution

When the decade-old- serving Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, is experiencing high tensions with an extremely hostile neighbour, North Korea, you remake the constitution.   Ever since it’s defeat in WWII, Japan’s constitution has largely been pacifist and completely against the idea of having a large military.   Recently, over 80% of the lower house voted

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December 20, 2017
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General Mattis: NoKor ICBM not yet a threat

On Friday, December 15, 2017, Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis analyzed North Korea’s most recent nuclear missile test launch and did not believe it was a threat at the moment.   Reporters in the Pentagon were told; “It has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now … we’re still doing the forensics

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December 18, 2017
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Nanking Massacre Anniversary

December 13, 1937. It was the day the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China’s former capital city of Nanking. It was one of the most horrible aspects of war in the 20 th century as over 40,000-300,000 people were murdered in cold blood by the Japanese over 80 years ago.   If you’ve watched National Geographic over the past

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December 15, 2017
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No more Nukes!

Nuclear bombs and missiles. They are, without a shadow of a doubt, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. They are the pinnacle of weapons technology and a good deterrent to war.     Recently, though, a Nobel Peace Prize was given to Anti-Nuclear Weapons activists and campaigners in Oslo, Norway on Sunday. ICAN, which is an abbreviation for International

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December 13, 2017
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Isis is Sisi

No, really. On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minster Haider Al-Abadi claimed victory over Daesh in is country. After a bloody 3-year war with the brutal Islamic Insurgency and Extremist group, it seems that all is going to be well.     He has been quoted saying; “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore

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December 11, 2017
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NoKor Nofly Zone

Even after North Korea launched missiles into Japanese airspace earlier this year, the United Nations Aviation Agency isn’t considering turning North Korea into a no fly zone.   Just about all airlines, however, are already avoiding NoKor airspace and are even re-routing their flights away from NoKor. In August of 2017, Air France, Lufthansa and Singapore airlines

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December 8, 2017
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Japan Welcomes Health Care Services Under TITP

Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program has welcomed health care services as part of their expanded vocational training program for foreign workers. Under this program, Japanese firms accept trainees from developing countries to help acquire job skills and eventually be employed in the country.     TITP was introduced in 1993 to transfer skills in the fisheries, agricultural and

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November 15, 2017