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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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Japanese Society Becomes More Open to Body Size Diversity

The Land of the Rising Sun is known worldwide not only for its delicious cuisines but mostly for its healthy selection of food and dishes. Majority of Japanese are very health conscious and particular about their diet. For most people in Japan, being slim and slender is regarded as the standard of beauty especially among women.   In

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August 12, 2019

Japan Aims to Systematize English Traffic Signs for the Upcoming Tokyo Olympics

A year before the much awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japanese government in coordination with the Organizing Committee for the Olympic games, is preoccupied in its preparation for the multi national sports event.   To ensure public safety and the smooth flow of the games, the transport ministry of Japan has previously conducted a test

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August 9, 2019

Metropolitan Government Implements Measures to Address Tokyo Olympics Traffic Jam

The Land of the Rising Sun is already anticipating a great surge of tourists and sports enthusiasts during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games particularly in Tokyo and other major cities which will serve as venue of said international sports event.   There are several factors that the Japanese government, in cooperation with the Tokyo Olympics Organizing

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August 2, 2019

Tokyo DisneySea will Launch a Flight Simulator Attraction to Travel Across the Globe

Year in and year out, hundreds of thousands of locals and international tourists come to visit Japan in order to go sightseeing, appreciate its awe inspiring theme parks and be amazed by its top notch technology.   One of the most popular and well loved attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun is Tokyo DisneySea. It is

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July 19, 2019

Understanding the Factors for Salary Adjustments in Japan

One of the many factors which explain why hundreds of thousands of foreign workers aspire to seek for employment opportunities in Japan is because of the fact that firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun are known to give their employees a stable working life and good environment. These Japanese companies are also commended

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July 19, 2019

Japan moves for a cashless payment system

In today’s age, most if not all have developed a strong dependence and heavy reliance on technology and digitization. These progressive advances in applied sciences including but not limited to automations and telecommunications grant users so much convenience to allow for a more effective and efficient environment whether at home, in school, at work, or anywhere else.   The aim

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July 15, 2019

Personal Mentorship Program Aims to Assist International Students in Japan

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of international travellers from all over the globe. There has been a great surge not only in the number of foreign tourists who are looking forward to explore the country but also among overseas workers who intend to stay in Japan for a longer period

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July 10, 2019

Japan encourages locals and foreigners to drop in on smaller towns and the countryside

Almost two decades ago, Yoshifumi Yano worked at a travel firm in the bustling city of Osaka and, upon hearing that a certain hotel known for its onsen – or hot springs – was put up for sale, impulsively decided to visit the smaller town of Wakayama Prefecture. Yano experienced the hotel’s amenities first-hand and, after having spent one

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July 9, 2019

Nagano Prefecture Seeks to Promote a Clean and Green Environment

Japan is known worldwide as home to some of the most awe inspiring views and natural sceneries. Year in and year out, millions of international tourists across the globe look forward to visiting the country in order to go sightseeing and experience its unique culture. One of the most impressive aspects that can be observed in the Land

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July 5, 2019

Okinawa in Need of More Bus Drivers Amidst Tourism Surge

In recent years, the Land of the Rising Sun has opened wider doors of opportunities for overseas workers and international sojourners who hope to visit the country to go sightseeing, experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes worldwide. More and more foreigners come to visit Japan year and year out. In

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July 5, 2019