In order to help anyone we need to analyse the problem
Part of our research team's work is to decide which problems have importance to our overall program then we concentrate on providing universal solutions to global problems and adjust these to suit different countries
The last few years has seen many people move from their own country due to political and military problems. Also due to an increase in age of a population combined with a lowering of the birthrate has seen the demographics of countries change when foreign workers are encouraged. The difference between the two has economic implications. Refugees arrive usually without money and need welfare until jobs are available and the foreign workers already have a job . Each have an impact on government infrastructure and in support services, particularly when the number of foreign languages increase.
As we now operate in Japan we will show how a global problem has already arrived here.
Last year the number of foreign permanent residents in Japan reached a record 2.23 million and the number of people on non-permanent visas is also rising
The Japan Immigration Policy Institute is working on the idea that Japan needs 10 million migrants in the next 50 years. This is because Japan faces a future of an older population that produces less workers to support those not working. Even now Manpower, a recruiting firm, says the many companies cannot find enough workers. This means that older people although not working still need services but the government has less person working to pay taxes which governments need to provide such services. The governments will discourage local companies from leaving and setting up in another country that has workers and this requires making it easier for foreign workers to become resident workers.
Why does this matter?
When people move to another country they must learn the language and local customs and when in difficulties they need to know what to do and where to go for help. In Japan where the Japanese language is used, steps must be taken to allow for more use of other languages. Emergency service need access to translation services or have staff able to communicate. This cannot be done overnight and there are very few alternatives. The hope that visitors or new workers and their families can learn the local language is not feasible in the short term
Our organisation provides help to so many people and has worked on solutions to many such problems. We continue to work on solutions
Our organisation is aware of such matters because it means that in addition to providing services for Japanese people we must provide a service to foreign residents or guests. The task of getting services provided by government to support Japanese victims of domestic and personal abuse is hard enough but even harder for non-Japanese. We already have some solutions on our website and have started to develop our 21st Century Survival programs
In catering to the needs of foreigners in Japan we are building a reference database.