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Japan Seeks Foreign Workers, Uneasily

Posted by jacobo 366 days ago Japan
http://www.ipsnews.net —

TOKYO, Apr 23 2014 (IPS) - Desperate for more workers to support a construction boom, Japan has proposed to expand its controversial foreign trainee programme to permit more unskilled labour from Asia to work in Japanese companies for five years from the current three years.

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Japan to expand foreign worker scheme

Posted by jaypee 387 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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Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme

Posted by jaypee 388 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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More jobs in Japan seen for Filipinos

Posted by jaypee 388 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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LDP seeks longer stays for foreign workers amid growing construction boom

Posted by jaypee 393 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’s ruling party calls for more foreign workers to boost labor force

Posted by jacobo 393 days ago Japan
http://japandailypress.com —

As Japan opens its doors to more foreign workers in the country in its bid to boost economic growth, some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party called for making it easier for companies to increase the number of foreign employees.

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78 Filipinos, Indonesians pass caregiver exam in Japan

Posted by jacobo 394 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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Japan's ruling party calls for more foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 395 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

A panel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party issued an interim report Wednesday calling on the government to boost the number of foreign workers in the country.

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