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78 Filipinos, Indonesians pass caregiver exam in Japan

Posted by jacobo 218 days ago Japan
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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 219 days ago Japan
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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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Japan to open door to more foreign workers as part of economic growth strategy

Posted by jaypee 267 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 271 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 273 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 277 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 277 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 280 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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