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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, [...]

Japan Eases Travel Restrictions to Foreign Residents Starting September

Japan is set to relax its widely criticized entry restrictions on travelers from abroad, allowing all its foreign residents with a legal residence status to travel freely thereby enabling those seeking re-entry to the country to return, government officials announced Friday (August 28). Despite the adjustments to be made, travel will still be subject to some conditions, [...]

Japan's Minimum Hourly Wage to Increase by JPY 1 this October

Japan’s ministry of labor on Friday, August 21, announced that the minimum hourly wage will increase by ¥1 from the previous year to ¥902 on average in fiscal 2020. ALSO READ: What is the Salary of an OFW in Japan? The amount of the average hike has dropped to its lowest in 16 years after growing [...]

How much does a Pinoy Caregiver Earn in Japan?

If you’ve asked around which country do most Filipinos want to visit or migrate to, you’d get several answers, but it’s unlikely that you won’t get Japan as an answer. And why not? Who doesn’t enjoy experiencing four seasons, visiting Tokyo Disneyland, or enjoying anime as much as they want?  Not many Filipinos. And in this post, [...]