Two Chinese labourers under the Japanese internship programme in their living quarters in Hokota, Ibaraki prefecture. Photo: AP

Japanese firms exploit internship scheme to secure cheap labour

Faced with a shrinking workforce, bosses recruit Asian interns who are often cheated out of their wages and forced to work overtime

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Two Chinese labourers under the Japanese internship programme in their living quarters in Hokota, Ibaraki prefecture. Photo: AP
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