The Japanese government released on Friday a set of ordinances on how to enlist foreign workers under a new visa system to start from April, including requiring employers to pay wages equivalent to or higher than those of Japanese nationals.
With a major influx of foreign workers expected starting in April, Japan’s Justice Ministry is gearing up to help their assimilation into Japanese society through the new immigration control agency, according to sources.
The International Monetary Fund called on New Zealand to reconsider a controversial plan to ban foreigners from buying residential property, warning the move could discourage foreign direct investment necessary to build new homes.
An Iranian official underlined that foreigners would never be given access to the country’s military bases, deriding the notion that the UN nuclear watchdog sees no distinction between civilian and military sites in its inspections as a figment of Yukiya Amano’s imagination.
Turkish authorities have taken into custody two foreign nationals at Istanbul's main airport on suspicion of being connected to the New Year’s Eve terrorist attack on a nightclub that killed 39 people.