Japanese city plans to boost int'l immigrants www3.nhk.or.jp

A western Japanese city has unveiled a new plan to urge more foreigners to move there to halt the decline in its population.

Akitakata City is located in a mountainous area in Hiroshima Prefecture....

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JP Smart SIM: A clever way for foreigners to set up their phone in Japan blog.gaijinpot.com

JP Smart SIM is a service designed and developed specifically for foreign residents in Japan, meaning that all of the problems you might normally encounter (see above) basically just don’t exist. A...

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Black In Tokyo: a Documentary About Life in Japan globalvoices.org

A short documentary from 2017 takes a look at the lives of black residents in Tokyo. Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, the film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from W...

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crackdown on asylum seekers working illegally www.japantimes.co.jp

Authorities have detained 341 foreign nationals working illegally in the first crackdown targeting asylum seekers in areas under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo and Nagoya immigration bureaus, an eff...

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TB checks for long-stay Japan visas www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government will require long-stay visitors from 6 Asian countries to be tested for tuberculosis before they travel to Japan.

The new visa requirement will be applied to people from the...

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Japan Festival in Turkey www3.nhk.or.jp

An event to promote Japanese culture has begun in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

More than 300 people took part in the opening ceremony of the "Japan Festival" on Saturday. It is the first time the...

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More Henna Hotels www.japantimes.co.jp

Travel agency H.I.S. Co. is eyeing an ambitious plan to build eight more android-staffed Henn na Hotels in addition to the one it opened in Tokyo's high-end Ginza shopping district on Thursday. Aga...

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Snow festival opens in Sapporo www3.nhk.or.jp

The annual snow festival has opened in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival began in the capital city of Hokkaido on Monday at the main site in Odori Park and anoth...

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Record Number of Foreign Workers www3.nhk.or.jp

Government figures show the number of foreign workers in Japan hit a record high of more than 1.27 million last year.

The labor ministry said on Friday that 1,278,670 foreigners worked at Japanese ...

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Japan Isn't Happy With Logan Paul's Tokyo Video, Either kotaku.com

On January 1, the most important day on the Japanese calendar, when families gather and think about the new year, YouTuber Logan Paul posted an apparent suicide on YouTube. That wasn’t the only tim...

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