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Japan opens door wider to foreign blue-collar workers despite criticism

Japan on Saturday enacted a law to let in more foreign, blue-collar workers to ease a labor shortage despite criticism.

White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in ...

New G20 chair Japan wants trade imbalances, aging population on 2019 agenda

Japan will put global trade imbalances and the impact of aging populations on the agenda when it chairs next year’s G20 meetings.
December 02, 2018 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Vietnamese woman found dead in Japan, companion injured

A Vietnamese woman was found dead in an apartment in Osaka in Japan Monday, local media reported quoting the police.
November 28, 2018 | 09:16 am GMT+7

South Korean banks eye major Vietnam expansion

South Korean banks are setting themselves up to score big in Vietnam as foreign ownership limits would be loosened.
November 27, 2018 | 08:21 am GMT+7

South Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan

Japan says the claims have been settled by past agreements and apologies, and that the continued controversy threatens relations between the two countries.
November 23, 2018 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Women in Tokyo strongly back single sex transport amid security fears

Nearly 70 percent of women in Tokyo back single sex carriages that were introduced into the city to combat groping on trains.
November 16, 2018 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Japan, South Korea most lucrative for Vietnamese workers

With average monthly earnings of $1,200, Japan and South Korea have become the most attractive labor markets for Vietnamese workers.
November 14, 2018 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

Japan arrests three serial Vietnamese shoplifters

Japanese police have detained three Vietnamese nationals for a series of cosmetics robberies from Tokyo stores.
November 12, 2018 | 08:56 pm GMT+7

Dirty dozen: Vietnamese firms blacklisted for faking students’ Japanese proficiency

Japan has blacklisted 12 Vietnamese overseas study consulting firms for faking Japanese proficiency in students’ visa applications.
November 12, 2018 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson's disease.
November 09, 2018 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese lead list of people stripped of residency status in Japan

Vietnamese nationals accounted for almost half of the foreign residents whose residency rights were revoked in Japan last year.
November 09, 2018 | 10:10 am GMT+7

In controversial shift, Japan aims to open door wider for foreign blue-collar workers

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday to open the door to more overseas blue-collar workers.
November 02, 2018 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Japan anti-trust authorities to investigate tech giants

Japan's anti-trust authorities will probe whether tech giants such as Google and Amazon are using their  obstructing competition.
November 02, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Honda raises forecasts on solid motorbike sales

Japan's Honda Motor said Tuesday it was raising annual forecasts after first-half profits rose over 19 percent on motorcycles sales in Asia.
October 31, 2018 | 10:10 am GMT+7
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