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As games loom, barriers for foreign workers show cracks

Posted by jaypee 176 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 176 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 179 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 183 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 187 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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Builders tap foreigners amid crunch

Posted by jacobo 189 days ago Japan
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Building contractors are increasingly looking to foreign workers to cover labor shortages plaguing the industry amid the reconstruction demand to rebuild the Tohoku region from the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster and ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Japan eyes increasing foreign construction workers ahead of Olympics

Posted by jacobo 200 days ago Japan
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Japan may let more foreign workers from Asia work at construction sites under an on-the-job training system ahead of the construction boom in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, officials said Friday.

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Activists demand action against human trafficking in Japan

Posted by jaypee 209 days ago Japan
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TOKYO - Sri took up what appeared at the outset to be a lucrative job offer at a Thai restaurant in Japan, since she hoped to earn money needed for her younger brother's schooling.

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