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Osaka zone a litmus test of foreign worker policy

Posted by jacobo 1308 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

A long-sought immigration system that will provide Japanese working families, and working women in particular, with much-needed help and create a more multiethnic Japan, or an ill-considered political sop to female voters that will lead to discrimination and human rights abuses?

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Japan firm obliges Filipino workers to waive its responsibility for deaths

Posted by jacobo 1315 days ago Japan
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A Japanese nursing-care service provider requires Filipino job applicants sign a statement absolving the company of any responsibility should they die in Japan, the statement obtained by Kyodo News showed Saturday.

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Japanese firms near crisis as labor shortage deepens

Posted by jacobo 1316 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 1345 days ago Japan
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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 1345 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 1345 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 1346 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 1347 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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