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Japan fails to attract skilled foreign professionals despite preferred immigration status

Posted by jaypee 1654 days ago Japan
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A year after the Japanese government launched a points-based preferred immigration status for highly skilled foreign workers, their target of getting 2,000 workers is a long way to being fulfilled. As of this month, the number of professionals who have immigrated through this system is just at 434.

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Thais, Malaysians to be exempt from Japan visas

Posted by jacobo 1667 days ago Japan
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TOKYO - Short-term tourists from Thailand and Malaysia will be exempt from visas from next Monday, while those from the Philippines and Vietnam will be issued with multiple-entry visas good for three years, the Japanese government said Tuesday.

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Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

Posted by jacobo 1688 days ago Japan
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GIFU – Successive closures of plants by large domestic manufacturers as part of operational restructuring have left local governments and civilian groups facing serious problems, among them the increase in unemployed foreign workers.

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Japan wants to recruit caregivers from Bangladesh

Posted by jacobo 1700 days ago Japan
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Bangladesh embassy in Japan sent letters to the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry and BMET informing them of the opportunities created for Bangladeshis in Japan’s job market

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Visa violators continue sit-in at Immigration

Posted by jaypee 1702 days ago Japan
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A sit-in by visa violators and their families entered its second day Tuesday in front of the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau with protesters seeking government good will.

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Chinese nurses in Japan faring better than Indonesian, Filipino counterparts

Posted by jacobo 1703 days ago Japan
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There is a growing number of Chinese nurses who are flourishing in Japan as the need for healthcare professionals for the elderly continues to grow.

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Japan may accept more highly skilled foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 1724 days ago Japan
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WASHINGTON – The government is considering increasing the number of foreign engineers and researchers accepted into the country by units of 100,000, according to Yasutoshi Nishimura, senior vice minister at the Cabinet Office.

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Japan may accept more highly skilled foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 1724 days ago Japan
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WASHINGTON – The government is considering increasing the number of foreign engineers and researchers accepted into the country by units of 100,000, according to Yasutoshi Nishimura, senior vice minister at the Cabinet Office.

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