A fire at a construction site in Japan that killed four people. Photo: EPA

Japan’s labour shortage proves deadly for foreign workers, with more than 100 killed in a decade and 2,500 injured every year

  • Amid a severe lack of manpower, positions in Japan’s construction and manufacturing sectors are increasingly being filled by overseas labourers
  • The jobs are dubbed ‘dirty, hard and dangerous’, but the foreign workers are willing to accept the risks
Topic |   Japan

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A fire at a construction site in Japan that killed four people. Photo: EPA
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