Japan: Foreign workers' country of choice?

Tokyo has changed its policy on accepting foreign labour but faces competition from other nations

In April, Japan made a significant policy shift on accepting foreign workers, including those who will perform simple labour.

A decrease in the working-age population caused this change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 06, 2019, with the headline 'Japan: Foreign workers' country of choice?'. Print Edition | Subscribe