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Bill clears Diet to let skilled foreigners stay longer in Japan

Posted by jacobo 194 days ago Japan
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A bill made it through the Diet on Wednesday that will enable foreign nationals with advanced skills to stay indefinitely in Japan and simplify passport control procedures for foreign tourists.

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Tokyo governor airs reform plan for luring scarce foreign talent

Posted by jacobo 217 days ago Japan
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Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Monday pledged to launch an aggressive deregulation drive to lure foreign talent to the capital to spur economic growth and restore its reputation as Asia’s business hub.

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Japan to seek more foreign maids

Posted by jacobo 200 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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ILO could dispatch inspection team to South Korea

Posted by jacobo 196 days ago Republic of Korea
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The director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) suggested an inspection team may be sent to South Korea to examine the labor rights situation.

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China to Ease Green Card Rules to Attract Foreign Workers

Posted by jacobo 202 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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S. Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

Posted by jacobo 241 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.bworldonline.com — SEOUL -- South Korea earlier this month imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages, but critics say authorities would do better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle to assimilate in one of Asia’s most ethnically homogenous societies. Read More
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Calls for better treatment of migrant workers in Hong Kong | SBS News

Posted by jaypee 208 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Samantha Yap reports on efforts to win higher wages and better conditions for these foreign workers in the Chinese special administrative region.


This shelter, located behind a church in Hong Kong, accommodates foreign domestic helpers who have no place to stay.

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Marriage migrants will need to brush up on their Korean

Posted by jacobo 319 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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Marriage migrants may be in for a tougher time getting visas with a planned amendment that would introduce Korean language proficiency and spousal income as eligibility criteria.

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