Foreign workers wanted! Labor crunch shifts the public attitude toward immigration
Monday, June 18, 2018
In some industries, companies would not be able to go on without foreign workers
We told you already, Japanese government is planning to ease the Japanese language requirements for visa and to create five whole new work permit categories (farming, construction, care-giving, hotels and shipbuilding).
Yet, in addition, government is also thinking of allowing workers with a certain set of skills to stay permanently and even bring their families. While this one needs to be confirmed by parliament this autumn, considering this measure is a turn in Japan immigration policies.
Small and medium size companies in Japan's countryside rely heavily on workers from China, Vietnam or the Philippines to survive, facing rural depopulation. Agriculture in Japan is in danger, not finding enough local workers in the farms.
Hiring temporary trainees under the 5 years technical intern program, a program in which the workers have to go back to heir home countries once the visa finishes, is not seen as a viable solution for some company owners and while they have to pay brokers a fee for each intern.
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