Many foreign students in Japan work several part-time jobs, in 7-Elevens or Yoshinoya restaurants, just to make ends meet. Photo: AP

Japan’s open to foreign workers. Just don’t call them immigrants

Facing an ageing, shrinking workforce, Tokyo flirts with breaking a taboo surrounding immigration by preparing to welcome half a million low-skilled foreign workers

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Many foreign students in Japan work several part-time jobs, in 7-Elevens or Yoshinoya restaurants, just to make ends meet. Photo: AP
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