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Relaxed Requirements Under the First Category of Specified Skilled Worker Visa

Last April 2019, the National Diet or Legislature of Japan implemented a major change in the immigration policies of Japan which used to provide stringent requirements for foreign nationals who aspire to land a job in the country. Based on the amended immigration control act, a new residence visa status is introduced under the “Specified Skilled Worker Visa.”
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Specified Skilled Worker Visa Comes In Two Categories

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently experiencing a workforce setback as a result of its aging population and low birth rate over the years. Consequently, quite a number of industries and sectors in Japan are highly affected by the issues on chronic labor shortage.   The fourteen identified fields
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Japanese Government Seeks to Attract More Skilled Workers In Fourteen Identified Sectors

In view of Japan’s shrinking and aging population as a result of the country’s low birth rate and a decline in inward migration, various sectors and industries in the Land of the Rising Sun are currently suffering from chronic labor shortage. Among these establishments, fourteen specific sectors are said to suffer the worst form of workforce setback as
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Specified Skilled Worker Visa Paves Way for Less Educated Foreigners to Work in Japan

With the current labor problems that Japan is dealing with as a consequence of its aging population and low birth rate, the Japanese government is aiming to implement measures to address the shortage of manpower in their country. One of the most important steps that the National Diet or Legislature undertook last April 2019 was the amendment of
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Experts Suggest Sharing Household Work and Childcare Between Spouses to Increase Birthrate in Japan

Known to many international countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is regarded as one of the nations with the longest life span. As a result, the country has an aging population with low birth rate. This led to the current issues on labor shortage in Japan which eventually prompted the government to amend its
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Traditional Japanese Dolls Incorporated with Pikachu Inspired Design

Japan is home to some of most sought after animation series and iconic characters popularized by various manga or comics. Hundreds of thousands of anime lovers and gaming enthusiasts from different parts of the world look forward to visiting the Land of the Rising Sun not only to explore the beautiful sightseeing spots in the country, experience its
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Japan to Launch a Modern Tourist Bus with Advanced Safety Features

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of international tourists and globetrotters who come to visit the country in order to go sightseeing in some of its breathtaking attractions, personally experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes that provide a one of a kind gastronomic

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June 21, 2019

Absolute Prohibition against Marijuana during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has definitely stirred the interest and enthusiasm of hundreds of thousands of international tourists and sports enthusiasts from different parts of the globe, not to mention the Japanese fanatics who are also looking forward to the monumental sports event to be held in their very own capital city. The Tokyo Olympic organizing

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June 17, 2019

Heat wave warnings issued across different areas in Japan

Unlike the Philippines, the country of Japan showcases a complex range of seasonal changes that rotate between winter, spring, summer, and fall. Much like the Philippines, however, summer time in Japan is hot and humid which regularly fluctuates between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius.   This time around, the summer season in Japan is especially unsafe as the Meteorological

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May 29, 2019

Fixing Japan’s problem on abandoned bicycles

The subway and train lines are one of the most efficient and effective ways of travelling across the different areas, towns, cities, and prefectures in Japan. However, one of the major concerns with regard to any subway and rail system is the limitation on the number of stations or ‘stops’ which would therefore require long walks to get to

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May 22, 2019

WaNavi Japan offers programs to tear down language barriers especially during emergencies or disasters

As the number of foreigners is expected to rise due to the recent shift in the immigration policy of the Japanese government which generally encourages non-native visitors and settlers in its country, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization hopes to educate these foreign newcomers with the basic Japanese warning signs in preparation for the disasters that may come their way.

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May 20, 2019

Defense Ministry seeks to assign 100 personnel for operations involving national security

Approximately three years from now, the government of Japan – through the Defense Ministry – intends to establish a Space Domain Mission Unit which is set to be installed at the Air Self-Defense Force in Fuchu of western Tokyo.   The Space Domain Mission Unit, or SDMU for brevity, is estimated to require the services of around one

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May 15, 2019

Japan offers free education for low-income families

“The financial burden of education and child-rearing weighs heavily on young people, becoming a bottleneck for them to give birth and raise children. That is why we are making (education) free.” These are the words of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he appeared before a parliamentary session Thursday last week 9th of May 2019.   In an effort to

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May 13, 2019

Filipino students participate in the One World Program

Hitotsubashi High School – a part-time high school in Tokyo – in partnership with non-profit organization Kuriya and college researchers are currently implementing the One World Program. According to the statement of Kuriya founder Shuko Ebihara, the program encourages the participation of foreign and Japanese students in intercultural projects or workshops to address the high dropout rate of international students

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May 13, 2019

President Duterte to pay another Visit to Japan this Year

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte is scheduled to attend the 25 th International Conference on the Future of Asia in the capital city of Japan this coming May 30 to 31, 2019. The said regional conference which is hosted by Nikkei Daily serves as an avenue for respected political, economic and academic leaders from the Asia-pacific region to

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May 9, 2019

Beer production a priority for the first ever World Rugby Games in Asia

Hundreds of thousands of rugby followers all over the globe are looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan this coming September 20 to November 2, 2019. This is the very first rugby tournament that is set to take place in Asia. The organizing committee in Japan has earlier announced that the opening

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May 7, 2019