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.Read More
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Nine Chinese exiles in Taiwan — five dissidents and four Falong Gung practitioners — have been granted long-term residency permits after living in the nation for between five and 10 years without official status. They can become Taiwanese citizens after two years.Read More
SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – What the migrant workers working in Korea wish to learn most has turned out to be a prospective business item with which they can start a business of their own when they go back home.Read More
In the wake of the Sewol tragedy, it was learned that a significant number of the ferry’s crewmembers, as well as the captain, were contract workers, once more illuminating the excessive use of irregular workers in South Korean society.Read More
Van Thanh posted a photo of his handwritten statement on Apr. 21 to a community Facebook page for Vietnamese people living in South Korea. The 26-year-old migrant worker from Vietnam, who lives in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, wrote, “After July, all foreign workers can only receive severance pay (departure guarantee insurance) from their own coRead More
Samantha Yap reports on efforts to win higher wages and better conditions for these foreign workers in the Chinese special administrative region.
This shelter, located behind a church in Hong Kong, accommodates foreign domestic helpers who have no place to stay.Read More