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Foreign workers in Japan 'exploited as cheap labour'

Posted by jaypee 694 days ago Japan
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TOKYO • Tang Xili came to Japan from China in 2013 hoping to earn enough in three years to build a new home for her daughter.


Instead, the 35-year-old ended up in a labour union shelter, after leaving an employer she says owes her unpaid wages of about 3.5 million yen (S$43,800).

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Japan's foreign temp workers need ways to blow off steam | The Japan Times

Posted by jaypee 779 days ago Japan
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Life is tough enough for migrant workers who travel to Japan for employment. So pity those who lack a support network to help them through health care matters, workplace stress and general blowing off steam.

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Japan's tiny refugee community urges Tokyo to open doors wider

Posted by jaypee 781 days ago Japan
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Hitoshi Kino, a bespectacled clerical employee at a university near Tokyo, doesn't stand out.


Only a slight Vietnamese accent betrays his past, as he speaks in Japanese about being stranded on a rickety boat in waters off his war-torn homeland in 1980, starving with 32 others and left by pirates with nothing but his underpants.

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Online survey targets problems faced by foreign workers in Japan

Posted by jaypee 822 days ago Japan
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A team of international students is conducting an online survey to collect input from foreign workers in Japan and urge changes in tradition-bound Japanese companies, the group said Monday.

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Japan to employ foreign help to boost female workforce

Posted by jaypee 842 days ago Japan
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A wave of foreign domestic helpers is expected in the coming months as the Japanese government aims to boost the female labor force, particularly because of the country's rapidly aging society and declining birthrate.


In early September, the government adopted guidelines for housekeeping services by foreign nationals in special deregulated zones located in Osaka and Kanagawa prefe Read More

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Duskin eyes using foreign workers for housework services

Posted by jaypee 874 days ago Japan
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Duskin Co. plans to use a system that will allow foreign workers to engage in housework support services in special zones where deregulatory measures are tested, according to a company official.

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Government unveils ¥430 million aid for Rohingya

Posted by jaypee 943 days ago Japan
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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced aid measures for Rohingya Muslim minority migrants from Myanmar in a keynote address during an international conference at the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday morning.

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Japan to extend stay for Filipino nurses by 1 year

Posted by jaypee 1058 days ago Japan
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TOKYO = The Japanese government decided Tuesday to allow nurse and caregiver trainees from Indonesia and the Philippines to stay an additional year for further training and to give failed candidates another chance to sit for qualification exams to work in Japan under bilateral free trade agreements.

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