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Short on labour, Japan expands foreign trainee scheme

Posted by jacobo 840 days ago Japan
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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 840 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 841 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 842 days ago Japan
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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 843 days ago Japan
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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 843 days ago Japan
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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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Kanagawa to ramp up foreign caregivers

Posted by jacobo 846 days ago Japan
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s offer to open Japan more to foreign medical professionals for its aging population has a taker.

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Japan to seek more foreign maids

Posted by jacobo 848 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Japan will accept more foreign housekeepers in the future, with Tokyo and certain other areas becoming zones where working families will find it easier to engage in such hiring, sources familiar with the move said.

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