Japan law to accept foreign workers
country under a socalled “technical training” programme, which has repeatedly faced allegations of abuse.
“We should not create a new system hastily without reviewing the technical training programme in which problems are mounting,” Yoshifu Arita, an Opposition lawmaker, told Parliament. Businesses have long lobbied for looser immigration rules, saying they struggle to find workers in a country where unemployment hovers around 2.5 per cent.
The chronic labour shortages are only worsening as Japan’s ageing and shrinking population means a declining pool of workers.