• Japan to OK divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

    5 days ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Japan is preparing to officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens.
    Lawmakers were to vote late Friday on government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders.
    It's seen as an unavoidable step as the country's population of about 126 million rapidly ages and shrinks.
    Many short-handed industries, especially in the services sector, already rely heavily on foreign "trainees" and language students. The country also...
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