An Indonesian worker processes copper pipes at a factory in Oizumi, Japan. Photo: AFP

Battling serious labour shortages, ageing Japan announces the sectors where it needs tens of thousands of foreign workers

  • Proposed reforms to immigration law have raised the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration and rising crime
  • Activists also remain unconvinced – pointing to previous piecemeal efforts that led to accusations of worker exploitation
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An Indonesian worker processes copper pipes at a factory in Oizumi, Japan. Photo: AFP
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