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Japanese employers find value in foreign workers,

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Japan
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In fluent Japanese, Celine Tonus, a 29-year-old French woman, replied over the telephone, "Certainly, I'll arrange it immediately." She smoothly handles orders over the phone from clients as one of the sales staff at Honda Kiko Co. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japanese-employers-find-value-foreign-workers#sthash.yfI9075H.dpuf

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Japan grants one-year extension for Filipino nurses

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Japan
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Filipino and Indonesian nurses will get the chance to train more to pass Japan's rigorous nursing and care qualification exams after its government allowed trainees to stay an additional year.

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Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

Posted by charlon 3 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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One year ago, the abuse suffered by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih at the hands of a Hong Kong housewife was exposed. On February 8, 2015, a Hong Kong court found the 44-year-old woman guilty of 19 charges, including causing bodily harm, common assault and failing to pay Sulistyaningsih's wages.

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SOUTH KOREA Rising number of migrant children abandoned by their parents and the government - Asia News

Posted by charlon 7 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.asianews.it —

"About 90 children were abandoned in Seoul alone in 2014, mostly children born to undocumented foreigners, without access to South Korea's welfare system. A Christian group has been trying to find a solution, but lacks the legal and financial means to meet the challenge. The case of Mai, a 23-year-old Vietnamese woman who left her abusive South Korean husband who had bought her for use a

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Foreign children getting help from local people in Osaka's Minami district

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Volunteers in Osaka’s Minami district are holding evening classes every Tuesday for the children of migrant workers from such countries as the Philippines and Thailand.

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China to grant migrant workers permanent residence permits

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago China PR
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The Ministry of Public Security has vowed to push forward reform of the much criticised household registration system.

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Taiwan reminds employers not to ask foreign workers for HIV tests

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor urged employers and labor brokers in Taiwan on Friday to abide by a new law that bars them from asking overseas workers to provide results for HIV tests.

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Hong Kong conviction for maid abuse spotlights global rights battle

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://news.yahoo.com — A housewife was found guilty Tuesday of severely mistreating an Indonesian domestic worker, one of roughly 330,000 working in the territory. Millions of migrant maids are employed in households in Asia and the Middle East. Read More