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Japanese firms near crisis as labor shortage deepens

Posted by jacobo 882 days ago Japan
http://www.mb.com.ph —

Tokyo (Reuters) – Japan’s labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies’ operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world’s third-largest economy.

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Japan’s population target unlikely without migrants but door stays shut

Posted by jaypee 911 days ago Japan
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

TOKYO - Four decades after the first forecasts that Japan's population decline was inevitable, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is drawing a demographic red line with a target to halt the slide at 100 million people by 2060, a 20 percent drop from current levels.

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Short on labour, Japan expands foreign trainee scheme

Posted by jacobo 911 days ago Japan
http://www.todayonline.com —

TOKYO — Japan is both ageing and shrinking as it tries to emerge from two decades of economic stagnation.

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Japan opens up to foreign workers due to labour shortage

Posted by jacobo 911 days ago Japan
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

Construction is booming and Abe-nomics is feeding into higher growth. Japan's rapidly ageing population means labour shortages are becoming acute, but a plan to fill the gaps with more temporary foreign workers is a short term solution at best.

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Interns abused as labor crisis grows

Posted by jacobo 912 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

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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Bill clears Diet to let skilled foreigners stay longer in Japan

Posted by jacobo 913 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

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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Government to set up headquarters to coordinate foreign worker pool

Posted by jaypee 914 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

The government plans to set up a headquarters within the Cabinet to work out measures by the end of fiscal 2015 for accepting more foreign workers in Japan, according to a draft schedule for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new growth strategy.

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Government to set up headquarters to coordinate foreign worker pool

Posted by jacobo 914 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

The government plans to set up a headquarters within the Cabinet to work out measures by the end of fiscal 2015 for accepting more foreign workers in Japan, according to a draft schedule for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new growth strategy.

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