Foreign workers in Japan can switch jobs in 1 to 2 years under plan

Wait time extended in proposed trainee program after employers voice concerns

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Nikkei) - Foreign workers in a new international trainee program that Japan plans to launch may be able to switch jobs after up to two years, according to a new proposal published by an expert government panel Wednesday.

Japan is currently designing a replacement for the troubled technical intern program, which has come under fire for low pay and labor abuses. Among the chief complaints are that interns cannot move to a different employer except under extraordinary circumstances. ...continue reading