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· May, 2009

Stories about Labor from May, 2009

Russia: “Uncle Mirza's Cabin”

Go Farm, Young Man! – How Farming in Japan is Changing

For a country that identifies strongly as being historically agricultural people, the landscape of Japan's agricultural sector is bleak, and has been for some time. Simply put, the workforce is...

Japan: Nova under G-Education

Israel: Bloggers Back the Struggle for Workers’ Rights

One of the issues Israeli bloggers truly care about and campaign for is workers' rights. At present, two topics are stirring up the Hebrew blogosphere: supporting the academic staff of...

Bahrain: Our Need For Indians Is Like Our Need For Air

Earlier this month, Bahrain announced that it would be ending the system of sponsorship of foreign labour. While the move is intended to stop the exploitation of workers, especially from...

Haiti: Minimum Wage Increase

China: Netizens stand with the waitress who killed an official

Deng Yujiao, a waitress in Hubei Province stabbed an official to death and injured another in resisting their sexual advances. Comments on the internet showed no sympathy with the dead...

UAE: Susan's in Saudi Arabia

Russia: Translation of Baymurat Story

Russia: Visa Application Process

Iran: A blogger and social activist was arrested

Taiwan: Labors protested against unemployment on Labor Day

Japan: For the Price of a Plane Ticket…?

Recently, an initiative by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare offering to cover the travel expenses for unemployed nikkei nationals who wish to return to their home countries has...

Kuwait: Election Drama, Filthy Clinics and Domestic Abuse

Salutations from Kuwait! Amer Al-Hilal here with another round-up from the Kuwaiti blogosphere, ranging from posts concerning after shocks of Swine Flu, to embarrassing official printing gaffes, to the humanitarian...

Japan: Doctor shortage, the medical system in crisis

Together with the economic crisis the shortage of doctors (医師不足, ishi busoku in Japanese) is becoming more and more urgent in Japan. As a Fire and Disaster Management Agency survey...

Cuba: May Day

Tunisia: Call to Embrace Work Ethics on Labour Day

May 1st marked International Labour Day around the world and Tunisian bloggers grasped the occasion to comment on the situation of workers and encourage some of them to give up...

Japan: On Takiji's “Cannery Ship”

Cuba: May Day and Name Calling

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