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· December, 2010

Stories about Labor from December, 2010

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Japan: A year of blogs

28 December 2010

As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that Global Voices covered this year.

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China: Gold farming couple handed down heavy sentence

22 December 2010

The verdict this month of a fine of USD 450,000 and several years in prison for one couple who ran a gold farm throughout 2007 has left those following the trial shocked, angered and wondering how something so common in China could suddenly be punished so heavily.

China: Deconstructing Foxconn

10 December 2010

Prof. Jack Qiu of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an advisor of SACOM, produced a video on the harsh working conditions at Foxconn, Deconstructing Foxconn.

Japan: A Visionary Call for a “Japanese-style Immigration Nation”

3 December 2010

Tofuunion at Japundit reports on the latest figures released by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry of Japan according to which “Japan’s population has shrunken since 2008 and continues to decrease at an accelerating rate”. According to the post, the government has been implementing a new immigration plan to cope...

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