Life Overseas Filipino Workers featured in book launched in Japan

JAPAN – The Filipino Migrant Center (FMC) in Japan has launched a book that contains the stories of the lives of OFWs.

The FMC has been helping Filipinos without visas in Japan for more than two decades. And on the pages of the book launched recently some stories of helping and inspiring the center are presented.

“The purpose of this book is to showcase the activities and actions of Filipino Migrants Centers,” said FMC Vice-Director/Editor-in-Chief Nestor Puno.

“It contains a lifestyle here in Japan that we can at least know what the laws of Japan are, what they have helped us to change our cultures,” added FMC volunteer Jack Jacobe.

Research by Professor Sachi Takahata of the University of Shizuoka showed that most Filipinos in Japan are in Aichi Prefecture, aged 40 and more are Filipinos.

Many Filipinos also work in Japanese car companies, especially in Nagoya where their general headquarters are located.

For 22 years it has been a… We have been working with our Filipino compatriots here in Nagoya or around Japan today so we have developed this book for us to refresh, let’s assess what it has been… We have learned from our experience in helping for 22 years,” said FMC Vice-Director Virgie Ishihara.

“I think the most important thing for the FTC is to help the people of the Philippines. needs help here. I’m also working on translation… Japanese, Tagalog and English…,” said Pinoy Dion Oba.

The introduction of some of the books was a relief to those who attended the book launch.

Source: Libro tungkol sa buhay OFW, inilunsad sa Japan  | ABS-CBN News

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