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Interns abused as labor crisis grows

Posted by jacobo 135 days ago Japan
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Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, was a regular work day at Kameda Co., a family-owned apparel factory housed in rusting corrugated metal buildings in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture. For three Chinese women, it was a day of escape.

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Korean-Filipino kids learn Filipino language in Seoul

Posted by jacobo 131 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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SEOUL - Filipino-Korean children are now getting a chance to learn the Filipino language.

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China to Ease Green Card Rules to Attract Foreign Workers

Posted by jacobo 144 days ago China PR
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China has begun considering relaxing the policy for the application of a green card to attract more foreign workers.

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Japan to seek more foreign maids

Posted by jacobo 142 days ago Japan
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Japan will accept more foreign housekeepers in the future, with Tokyo and certain other areas becoming zones where working families will find it easier to engage in such hiring, sources familiar with the move said.

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Toilet sign raises questions on Facebook

Posted by jacobo 142 days ago Taiwan
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A sign at a public hospital toilet that sparked controversy about possible segregation of migrant workers has been removed, the hospital said yesterday.

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Vietnamese workers in Taiwan saddened by protests

Posted by jacobo 160 days ago Taiwan
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Several Vietnamese workers in Taiwan voiced concern over the violent anti-China protests in their home country last week and called on their compatriots to exercise restraint.

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Compensation offered by Vietnamese authorities disappoints: vice minister

Posted by jacobo 155 days ago Taiwan
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Terms offered by the Vietnamese government to compensate Taiwanese companies affected by last week’s anti-Chinese riots are below expectations, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Woody Duh (杜紫軍) said yesterday.

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Nine Chinese exiles get residency after years without status

Posted by jacobo 157 days ago Taiwan
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Nine Chinese exiles in Taiwan — five dissidents and four Falong Gung practitioners — have been granted long-term residency permits after living in the nation for between five and 10 years without official status. They can become Taiwanese citizens after two years.

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