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78 Filipinos, Indonesians pass caregiver exam in Japan

Posted by jacobo 119 days ago Japan
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

TOKYO - Seventy-eight applicants from Indonesia and the Philippines passed the fiscal 2013 national examination qualifying them to work as caregivers in Japan, the health ministry said Thursday.

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More jobs in Japan seen for Filipinos

Posted by jaypee 113 days ago Japan
http://www.philstar.com —

Tokyo, Japan – Filipinos are poised to secure more employment opportunities in the world’s third largest economy as the backlog for laborers in Japan would likely result in the relaxation of hiring and entry requirements.

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Hong Kong fails to protect human trafficking victims

Posted by jaypee 121 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Hong Kong is failing to protect victims of human trafficking for forced labour, a report said Monday, calling for new legislation to prevent "modern-day slavery" in a city which relies heavily on migrant workers.

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Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme

Posted by jaypee 113 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Japan is considering expanding a controversial program that now offers workers from China and elsewhere permits to work for up to three years, as the world’s fastest-aging nation scrambles to plug gaps in a rapidly shrinking workforce.

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LDP seeks longer stays for foreign workers amid growing construction boom

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Japan
http://ajw.asahi.com —

The ruling party is set to call on the government to allow foreigners who receive on-the-job training in Japan to remain in the country for longer periods to help alleviate serious shortages of workers in the construction industry and other fields.

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Japan to expand foreign worker scheme

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Japan
http://www.bworldonline.com — TOKYO -- Japan is considering expanding a controversial program that now offers workers from China and elsewhere permits to work for up to three years, as the world’s fastest-aging nation scrambles to plug gaps in a rapidly shrinking work force. Read More
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South Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.nation.com.pk —

Lim Chang-Won - South Korea imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages this month, but critics say the authorities would do better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle to assimilate in one of Asia’s most ethnically homogenous societies.

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48 Pinoys among 200 foreigners deported from China in 2013

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago China PR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Forty-eight of the 200 foreigners expelled from China for violating immigration policies last year were Filipinos, prompting the embassy there to launch an information drive.

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