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Cases of foreign intern exploitation in Japan highlight need for immigration policy change

Posted by jacobo 1518 days ago Japan
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When Chinese textile worker Wang Ming Zhi heard he could more than triple his income with a three-year stint working in Japan as an apprentice, he eagerly paid a broker $7,300 in fees and deposit money.

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Free interns not ‘working’ under law

Posted by jaypee 1518 days ago Japan
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More than 90 percent of about 600 South Korean university students who were confirmed by The Yomiuri Shimbun to have worked at hotels and other accommodation facilities in Japan in the past 10 years as interns entered the country without visas, it has been learned.

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ACCJ urges rise in foreign housekeepers so women can join workforce

Posted by jacobo 1520 days ago Japan
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce.

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ACCJ urges rise in foreign housekeepers so women can join workforce

Posted by jacobo 1520 days ago Japan
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce.

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Tokyo cops bust Thai transvestite clubs, arrest 7

Posted by jaypee 1524 days ago Japan
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TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the bust of two transvestite clubs featuring Thai hostesses in Yushima district of Bunkyo Ward for illegal employment, reports TBS News (Nov. 15).

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EDITORIAL: Foreign workers of Japanese ancestry deserve better treatment

Posted by jaypee 1578 days ago Japan
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Japan has continued its abysmal treatment of foreign workers of Japanese ancestry since the 2008 collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a global economic downturn.

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Japan fails to attract skilled foreign professionals despite preferred immigration status

Posted by jacobo 1653 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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Filipinos among the top nationals in Japan overstaying their visas

Posted by jaypee 1654 days ago Japan
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The Philippines is next in line to South Korea and China with nationals who have overstayed their visa in Japan. Just last Saturday, the government of Japan deported 75 Filipinos because of immigration policy violations. A chartered plane was utilized by the Immigration Bureau of Japan to send the Filipinos en masse back to their home country.

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