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Japan Seeks Foreign Workers, Uneasily

Posted by jacobo 181 days ago Japan
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TOKYO, Apr 23 2014 (IPS) - Desperate for more workers to support a construction boom, Japan has proposed to expand its controversial foreign trainee programme to permit more unskilled labour from Asia to work in Japanese companies for five years from the current three years.

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Migrant workers in the fishing industry protest

Posted by jacobo 145 days ago Taiwan
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Rights advocates and foreign deckhands hired by Taiwanese fishing boats yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan, protesting a proposed amendment to the Fisheries Act (漁業法) that would exclude foreign deckhands from being covered by mandatory social insurance, such as labor insurance and the National Health Insurance.

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Immigrants can be bridges to foreign nations: minister

Posted by jacobo 150 days ago Taiwan
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Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) yesterday said that new immigrants play an important role in Taiwanese society and expressed hope that they and their children will become an important bridge for communication with other countries.

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AL Plenary Gov’t to demand more social responsibility from casino operators

Posted by jacobo 145 days ago Macau SAR
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo —

Upon reviewing current gaming concessions in 2015 and 2016, the government will demand more action on social responsibility from casino operators, Secretary for Economy and Finance Mr Francis Tam revealed yesterday in the Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session.

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China may ease green card rules to attract foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 142 days ago China PR
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China may make it easier for foreigners to apply for permanent residency in an attempt to attract more talented workers to the country, the authorities said yesterday.

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Children Left Behind: Migration, Education And Crime In China

Posted by jacobo 138 days ago China PR
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BEIJING — The Beijing Higher Court has just released its annual work report for 2013 with regard to court cases involving minors. One of the most eye-catching statistics is that migrant workers' offspring are responsible for an alarmingly high proportion (65.3%) of juvenile delinquency. At the same time another detail, ve

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Toilet sign raises questions on Facebook

Posted by jacobo 138 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

A sign at a public hospital toilet that sparked controversy about possible segregation of migrant workers has been removed, the hospital said yesterday.

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Japan to seek more foreign maids

Posted by jacobo 139 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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