A temporary storage site for radiation-contaminated surface soil in Fukushima Prefecture. Photo: EPA

Vietnamese trainee paid US$19 a day to do decontamination work near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

Japan introduced the training programme for foreign workers in 1993 with the aim of transferring skills to developing countries. But the scheme has drawn criticism for giving Japanese companies a cover to import cheap labour

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A temporary storage site for radiation-contaminated surface soil in Fukushima Prefecture. Photo: EPA
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