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Japan: Foreign trainees describe harsh realities before Diet members

Author: Osamu Uchiyama, Asahi Shimbun, Published on: 10 November 2018

... A Chinese woman in her 30s who had worked at a paper processing company in Shizuoka Prefecture said she faced abusive treatment that drove her to try to end her life. "I attempted suicide by jumping from the building of the company I worked at because I became the target of power harassment and bullying, and I was not given a chance to transfer to a different section," she said. Another Chinese woman, in her 50s, who had worked at a sewing factory in Gifu Prefecture, told legislators that she was paid just 300 yen ($2.63) an hour, less than half the prefecture's minimum wage, toiling from 8 a.m. to midnight. ...

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