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Subject:  Japan’s New Immigration Policy Date:  12/11/2018  8:43 PM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  548963 of 570191

1/3 of Japan’s population is over 60. Japan is a very homogeneous nation. 98.5% Japanese descent.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/12/04/commentary/j...
the revision will create new visa statuses that will enable foreign workers to be employed for unskilled labor in Japan. This is a major departure from the policy of accepting a limited number of foreign workers with specialized, highly professional skills.

The government plans to create two new visa statuses. The first is for foreign workers having a certain level of skill. They can stay in Japan for up to five years but will not be allowed to bring their family members. The second is for workers with a higher level of skill who would be allowed to bring their spouses and children. If certain conditions are met, they could be permitted to live in Japan indefinitely.

Japan introduces unskilled foreign workers with the myopic view of overcoming its labor shortage — a short-term problem — a new third social class made up of foreigners (after Japanese men and women) could come into being, thus increasing social discord and friction

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