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Japan to open door to more foreign workers as part of economic growth strategy

Posted by jaypee 175 days ago Japan
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One of the main elements for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s new strategies for Japan’s economic growth is opening up the country’s doors for more foreign workers, sources are saying. According to a participant during the policy discussion at the prime minister’s office, this is also due to the interest of overseas investors in how Japan

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Number of workers from overseas hits new high

Posted by jaypee 179 days ago Japan
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The number of foreign workers in Japan stood at 717,504 at the end of October, up 5.1 percent from a year before, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has said.

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Foreign workers in Japan hit record 717,504

Posted by jacobo 181 days ago Japan
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The number of foreign workers in Japan stood at 717,504 at the end of last October, up 5.1 percent from a year before, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Friday.

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As games loom, barriers for foreign workers show cracks

Posted by jaypee 185 days ago Japan
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Japan’s barriers to foreign labor are showing signs of cracking as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics threaten to exacerbate the worst shortage of construction workers in almost 20 years.

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Japan’s Barriers to Foreign Workers Show Cracks on Olympics (1)

Posted by jacobo 185 days ago Japan
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Japan’s barriers to foreign labor are showing signs of cracking as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics threaten to exacerbate the worst shortage of construction workers in almost 20 years.

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Japan to expand number of alien workers in construction sector

Posted by jacobo 188 days ago Japan
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Cabinet ministers discussed Friday how to raise the number of foreigners in the construction sector to ease a serious labor shortage caused by the rise in public works spending under the “Abenomics” stimulus policy, officials said.

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Japan to welcome foreign workers for economic growth

Posted by jaypee 192 days ago Japan
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TOKYO: Japan's government agreed on Monday to make it easier for firms to hire foreign workers for highly-skilled positions and as trainees to offset a declining workforce and accelerate economic growth.

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Japan starts issuing multiple-entry visas for Myanmar nationals

Posted by jacobo 196 days ago Japan
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Japan will issue multiple-entry visas for Myanmar nationals, effective Wednesday, as part of efforts to increase Myanmar visitors to Japan and expand bilateral exchanges, the Foreign Ministry said.

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