A Filipino trainee housekeeper receives tuition from Japanese staffing company Pasona Group. Photo: Bloomberg

‘I was spat on, peed on, spanked’: as Filipino workers head for Japan, words of warning

  • Tokyo’s new openness to foreign workers is expected to lure more than 50,000 Filipinos to the country by 2025
  • But would-be expats should be cautious – not only is the work hard, experts warn flawed labour policies lead to abuse
Topic |   Japan

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A Filipino trainee housekeeper receives tuition from Japanese staffing company Pasona Group. Photo: Bloomberg
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.