JA­PAN / DI­VI­SIVE BILL AL­LOW­ING MORE FOR­EIGN WORK­ERS OKAYED

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TOKYO - Ja­panese law­mak­ers early Satur­day ap­proved gov­ern­ment-pro­posed leg­is­la­tion al­low­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of for­eign la­bor­ers to live and work in a coun­try that has long re­sisted ac­cept­ing out­siders.

The con­tentious leg­is­la­tion passed only months after Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe pro­posed the plan de­spite op­po­si­tion groups' de­mand for more thor­ough de­bate to ad­dress con­cerns about a dras­tic change of pol­icy.

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