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Subject:  Re: Japan’s New Immigration Policy Date:  12/12/2018  1:01 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  548984 of 603201

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

They also need to revise their naturalization laws - so that people who meet whatever qualifications are set in law WILL be accepted as citizens. Their current law (as I understand it) is that people meeting requirements MAY be accepted, at the discretion of a certain minister and his/her staff, with no right of appeal anywhere for rejections.

And they don't have birthplace citizenship either. There are families that have lived nowhere but Japan for three or four generations and can't persuade the government to let them become citizens. Nothing inherently wrong with bloodline citizenship (every country has SOME of it, that's why a person born to US citizen parents outside the US typically is considered a US citizen), but it needs to be combined with sane laws and attitudes regarding naturalization.
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