A Japanese government advertisement about foreign workers. Source: Twitter

‘We need to look after our own’: Japan’s troubled relationship with immigration faces test with guest worker programme

  • Many Japanese are opposed to new legislation aimed at bringing more foreign workers into the country, despite severe labour shortages
Topic |   Japan

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A Japanese government advertisement about foreign workers. Source: Twitter
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.