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Gov’t Passes Bill Providing Free COVID-19 Vaccine to All Citizens

A bill that assigns the government to shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine for all citizens of Japan has been approved in the Diet, providing a crucial move to address the spread of the coronavirus in the country as Japan struggles with its worst-yet wave of infections. In line with this, the bill also [...]

[WATCH] Japan’s Self-Driving Buses Now in Service

On November 26, Japan launched its first and free self-driving bus services in Sakai, Ibaraki Prefecture. ALSO READ: Self-driving Taxis with Passengers Tested in Japan The driver-less buses can run at 18 kph on a 5-kilometer round trip through the center of the district. Moreover, it can safely avoid obstacles on the road through the [...]

Japan Approves Bill to Offer All Residents Free COVID-19 Vaccines

The Japanese government on Tuesday, October 27, approved a bill that aims to cover all the expenses for the purchase, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines to all residents in Japan, once the drug is already available, as well as to compensate suppliers in the event any serious side effects occur. The bill which amends the [...]

How Much Does a Housekeeper Earn in Japan?

As Japan opens its labor market to more foreign workers through the SSW visa program, foreign nationals including Filipinos are encouraged to apply for various jobs in Japan.  In one of our posts, we shared some info on the requirements needed to apply for work as a housekeeper in Japan. And in this article, we are going [...]

What Are the Qualifications to Work as a House Cleaner in Japan?

For those who are looking for work abroad, Japan is one of the best places to consider if you are looking for a variety of job openings, from domestic work to highly specialized ones. In fact, over the next five years, the country, through its specialized skills workers (SSW) visa, is looking to acquire at least 22,000 workers in [...]

Tips on How to Apply for Work in Japan Even Without Experience

Many people hesitate to look for jobs abroad for several reasons. Some of them may be personal while others feel that having no work experience or travel experience in the past puts them at a disadvantageous position when applying for work overseas, especially in countries like Japan.  ALSO READ: Employers Prefer Filipino Workers in Kyushu, Japan [...]

Specialized Skilled Worker Visa: What Is It and How to Apply

Over the years, many foreign nationals including Filipinos, go to Japan for travel, employment, education, and residency. However, in the case of those who wish to work in Japan, the process had been quite challenging in the past because the Japanese government had been quite strict when it comes to accepting foreign workers into their [...]

3 Challenges You Need to Overcome to Become a Trainee in Japan

Many Filipinos dream to go to Japan for several reasons. Some may want to go there to study, travel or visit different places, while others aim to land a job there.  If you wish to work in Japan, there are various ways to do so. One of these is through the Technical Internship and Training Program (TITP). [...]

Employers Prefer Filipino Workers in Kyushu, Japan - DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment revealed on Saturday, September 19, that employers from Kyushu, Japan prefer Filipino workers for their industriousness and fast learning ability.  This was cited in the post outreach mission report of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Osaka, Japan to the Department of Labor and Employment. DOLE: Pinoy Workers Preferred by [...]

Japan Coast Guard Halts Search and Rescue Ops for Sunken Cattle Ship

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday, September 5, the Japan Coast Guard has temporarily stopped its search and rescue efforts for crew members of the Panamanian-flagged livestock vessel Gulf Livestock 1 that sunk off Japan as Typhoon 10, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Kristine (international name: Haishen), nears Japan. Meanwhile, [...]