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Vietnamese workers in Taiwan saddened by protests

Posted by jacobo 191 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Several Vietnamese workers in Taiwan voiced concern over the violent anti-China protests in their home country last week and called on their compatriots to exercise restraint.

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Japan’s population target unlikely without migrants but door stays shut

Posted by jaypee 166 days ago Japan
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

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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Japan to open its doors wider to foreigners

Posted by jacobo 175 days ago Japan
http://www.todayonline.com —

TOKYO — Japan aims to reverse a decline in the country’s foreign population in recent years, and its minister in charge of foreign labour predicts that annual growth will rise from the pre-financial crisis average of about 50,000 to 80,000 or even 100,000.

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Short on labour, Japan expands foreign trainee scheme

Posted by jacobo 166 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 166 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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Defectors out of Laos detained by Thai police

Posted by jacobo 168 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com —

More than a dozen North Korean defectors were detained by police in Thailand Sunday, according to various media reports, en route to a third country where they could seek asylum, probably South Korea.

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15 North Korean nationals arrested for illegal entry

Posted by jacobo 169 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.pattayamail.com —

CHIANG RAI, 9 June 2014  - Chiang Rai provincial marines have detained 15 North Korean nationals for illegal entry after they crossed the Mekong on a boat from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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China’s migrant workers don’t want to live in jobless cities

Posted by jacobo 173 days ago China PR
http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com —

Senior Chinese leaders envisage an urban future in which tens of millions of rural dwellers move to towns and cities and turn them into big consumption engines. But this vision of development is at risk.

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