Pro-immigrant demonstrators protest the new legislation at a rally in Tokyo in October. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan moves closer to accepting more blue-collar foreign workers in a bid to ease chronic labour shortages after bill approved

  • Critics question what effect an influx of foreign workers will have on wages and the country’s social security system
  • The proposed legislation would allow foreign nationals to obtain five-year visas, but not allow them to bring their families
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Pro-immigrant demonstrators protest the new legislation at a rally in Tokyo in October. Photo: Bloomberg
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