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Housing Security Benefit: Emergency Funds for Foreigners

In the previous article , we introduced the overview of Temporary Loan Emergency Funds and how to apply for them. In this article, we will provide you with information on the Housing Security Benefit. Housing Security Benefit for Foreigners For those who have difficulties paying rent due to a decrease of income, layoff, or unemployment,…

Why Has Japan Been Spared the Worst of the Pandemic?

According to the world statistics for COVID-19 , as of November 2020, Japan’s Total Cases per one million inhabitants ranked number 152, and the total deaths per one million stood at number 148 among 219 countries and territories in the world. However, Japan never enforced a lockdown or penalties for not wearing a mask outside,…

Japan Vs. Teleworking During the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Zoria Petkoska The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is disrupting every facet of life around the globe, and humanity is scrambling to react and adapt our fragile systems. Japan is behind countries like its neighbours China and South Korea, as well as countries in Europe, both in covid-19 cases but also in taking measures to contain…

Fashion CEO Sexually Harasses Women For Years & Is Not Punished: #MeToo in Japan

Japan is being rocked by another scandal concerning the #MeToo movement. The newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has reported that Yasuharu Ishikawa, the CEO of Stripe International Inc., had been accused of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct multiple times-In. However, the company decided not to punish him. The news has been spreading like wildfire across social…

Find a job! Check out the “Job placement seminar” event.

There are many people who are working in Japan, but want to change to a job that better suits them, with better conditions, and more profitable. However, changing jobs is never easy. In fact, when in a foreign country and culture there are so many important things you might not know, but are crucial to…

DISGUSTING: 7-Eleven Owes Millions to Employees

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has officially reported that it owes at least 490 million yen (4.5 million dollars) to 30,000 or more employees. The issue is a result of miscalculation problems in the payroll system that failed to pay employees for portions of their overtime work. This affected 8,129 stores, and it was reported that the…

Why Is Going to the Immigration Bureau a Horrifying Trip?

Here’s a not-so-surprising fact: I hate having to renew my visa. This is a sentiment that resonates with every single foreign resident living in Japan under a visa. The only consolation is that we know that we don’t have to visit this place until we have to renew that visa. Therefore, the worst case scenario…