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Japan to Allow Foreign SSW to Stay Indefinitely

The recent foreign national acceptance launched last April 1, 2019 called the Specified Skill Worker is a system to accept foreign nationals that have a certain level of expertise and skill and can begin to work immediately in response to circumstances of serious labor shortages in Japan.     The “Specified Skilled Worker” visa has two
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Joker Attacks Tokyo Train on Halloween

Dressed in a Joker costume, a 24 year old Japanese named Kyota Hattori carried out an attack inside a Keio Line train in Tokyo. According to police reports, Hattori confessed that he wanted to kill many people. He explained that he wants to be sentenced to death for the crime he has committed. Hattori further
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Udon Blanket in Japan Promises Better Sleep

The COVID-19 pandemic has been giving us heavy loads of anxiety since it started. With all the stress and worries on top of our heads right now, having a good night’s sleep seems to be very difficult nowadays.  So. in order to solve this problem, a company in Japan popular for its Goku no Kimochi
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Japan Holds New Internet Speed World Record – 319 terabits per second!

At the time this was written, my current download internet speed in the Philippines is 43.98 by PLDT Fiber plan. But lo and behold, Japan holds a record-breaking speed of 319 terabits per second!    Recently, Japan announced that they were able to break their previous world record of internet speed. What is more amazing
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Japan to Donate 1 Million Covid Vaccines to PH this Week

As a continuation of bilateral donations, Japan said on Tuesday that they will be sending millions of AstraZeneca vaccines to neighboring Asian nations including the Philippines.   Japan will be sending 1 million each to Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam this week.    “Glad to be the bearer of good news today. Japan will donate AstraZeneca
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Yay or Nay: Japan Proposes a 4-day Work Week

Early June 2021, the government included in its annual economic policy guidelines the proposal to employers to shorten the working days to 4 days. This would mean a 3-day weekend for every employee! Is it a yay or a nay for you?    According to the survey of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
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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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February 19, 2020

Number of Foreign Interns in Japan Has Increased After Amendment of Immigration Act

Prior to the amendment of the Immigration Control Act of Japan, the Japanese government has been known to official restrict the country’s foreign workforce to only highly skilled professionals with a certain degree of expertise and knowledge on the particular sector or field that they specialize in. The former immigration policy has precluded foreign skilled workers and technical trainees

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February 19, 2020

Revised Immigration Act Seeks to Overhaul Internship Program for Foreign Interns

Year in and year out, domestic corporations in Japan in cooperation with the Japanese government engages the service of foreign nationals under the technical internship training program. Basically, the arrangement is beneficial for both the foreign technical trainee and the domestic firm or entity. On the part of the trainee, he or she is given the opportunity to

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February 18, 2020

Foreign Workers Currently in Japan Entitled to Added Benefits under Specified Skilled Worker Visa

With the latest amendments in the immigration policy of Japan, more and more foreign nationals not only across Asia but all over the world are interested to land a gainful employment in the country under the “Specified Skilled Worker” visa. This type of visa is basically granted to foreign nationals in order to enable them to engage in

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February 18, 2020

Step By Step Application Process to Certificate of Eligibility Under Highly Skilled Professional Visa

The Land of the Rising Sun is in need of more and more professionals in the country in order to address the worsening issues pertaining to labor shortage. With the passage of the revised immigration policy in Japan that took effect April of 2019, a lot of new provisions were introduced in relation to specified skilled worker visa

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February 17, 2020

Criteria for Domestic Organizations to Accept Foreign Workers in Japan

With the chronic labor shortage in the Land of the Rising Sun as a result of the country’s aging population and low birth rate, the Japanese government through its National Diet amended the immigration policies of the country so as to accommodate more and more qualified foreign nationals who aspire to work in Japan.   One of the

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February 17, 2020

Necessary Requirements and Steps to Acquire the Specified Skilled Worker Visa

With the chronic labor shortage in Japan as a consequence of its aging population and low birth rate, the Japanese government through its National Diet amended the stringent immigration policies of the country so as to open more and more doors of opportunities for foreign workers who are seeking for gainful employment in the Land of the Rising

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February 14, 2020

Japan Seeks to Maximize Acceptance of Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals in 2022

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently experiencing a workforce setback as a consequence of its aging population, low birth rate and a decline in inward migration. In this regard, the Japanese government through its National Diet amended its immigration policy so as to encourage more foreign nationals to work

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February 14, 2020

Japanese Immigration Establishes Point System to Evaluate Foreign Professionals

In view of the aging population in Japan as a result of its low birth rate and a decline in inward migration, it does not come as a surprise that the country is now looking for ways and measures to attract more and more foreign skilled workers in the country especially foreign professionals in order to address the

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February 13, 2020

Japan Undertakes to Shorten Application for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals

Considering the chronic labor shortage in Japan as a result of its aging population, low birth rate and a decline in inward migration, the government through its National Date undertakes to open more and more doors of employment opportunities for foreign workers in the country through the amendment of its immigration policies that used to provide stringent requirements for

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February 13, 2020