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Japan: Foreign workers ordered to terminate pregnancies or go home

Reports are coming to light of foreign workers in Japan as part of the Technical Trainee Internship Programme (TITP) being prohibited by their employers from ‘romantic relations’, and being fined for having become pregnant while in Japan. One ‘intern’ from Vietnam who found she was two months pregnant states she was told ‘terminate the pregnancy of we will send you back to Vietnam - it’s your choice’.