[Japon] A costly waiting game for inbound foreign workers

Auteur : Rochelle Kopp. Contributing writer of The Japan Times. Rochelle Kopp teaches at Kitakyushu University and consults with both Japanese firms operating globally and foreign firms operating in Japan.

Production : The Japan Times

Diffusion : site de The Japan Times

Date : 31 août 2020

Businesses say current border restrictions are affecting their bottom lines

Fukuoka – Canadian Ken Boisjoly-Moreau and his girlfriend traveled to Japan four times over the course of two years, “fell in love” with the country and started studying Japanese. The pieces were falling into place to fulfill their goal of living in Japan when Boisjoly-Moreau was offered a job at a multinational company’s Japanese subsidiary. It was a win for his employer as well, as people with his specialty in cybersecurity are hard to find in Japan, and the company had been looking for someone to fill the position for over a year and a half.

Source : Rochelle Kopp, « A costly waiting game for inbound foreign workers », The Japan Times, 31/08/2020. URL : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/08/31/issues/japan-foreign-workers-coronavirus/#.X0zq2Ys69PY (consulté le 31/08/2020)

Photo « à la une » : A rare sight: The government hasn’t yet made a decision on whether to allow inbound employees to enter the country to start jobs at Japan-based companies. © GETTY IMAGES


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