>isn't the Technical Intern Training program the one where women keep miscarrying from overwork and then abandon their babies' bodies because they fear being sent back to their countries and hit with penalties?
Yep. Like many apprenticeship-style programs, the TIT program is widely used to provide a relatively cheap and disposable semi-educated labor supply - except in this case it's branded as "skill sharing" to forestall criticism of using Asian wetbacks to fill out the low end of the labor market.
The SEAniggers who're funneled into it usually receive little in the way of the OTJ training that the program is supposedly intended to provide (one does wonder how much apprenticeship is required for such skilled trades as "interior building cleaning"). Said SEAniggers naturally put up with it because they make more money as disposable workers in Japan than they would as disposable workers in SEAistan, same as any 3rd -> 1st world unskilled migrant worker. After a few years of being strung along, most get arbitrarily dismissed before their "internship" is complete and kicked back out (which is what most expect anyway).
That NHK story you linked has links to other examples of how this works, like https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1476/
which details how placement companies falsify trouble and forge paperwork to kick trainees back out, or https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1587/
which details the typical bait-and-switch where a "trainee" is immediately assigned manual work other than what they're supposedly being apprenticed to do, and is disposed of if they make a fuss about it.
TIT-program-imported vtuber forced to do nonstop marathon streams when?