June 13, 2022
The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble
By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.
October 15, 2021
COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees
By Moeka Iida
The situation of technical interns in Japan was already hard. For many, the situation has now become desperate.
October 08, 2020
How Japan’s Labor Trainee Program Hurts Relations With Vietnam
By Serena Ford
If Japan intends to keep relations warm with Vietnam, the government needs to scrap the long-troubled TITP, which stands accused of enabling labor rights abuses.
November 30, 2018
Making Sense of Japan’s New Immigration Policy
By Emese Schwarcz
A controversial new regulation will allow more foreign workers into Japan. But can Japan take care of them once they arrive?
August 25, 2018
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
By Thisanka Siripala
The government is under fire for fudging the number of disabled employees while calling on companies to hire more people with disabilities.