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Are You A Westerner Who Wants To Work In Japan? Against All Odds—and Tradition—You Might Be In Luck

Are You A Westerner Who Wants To Work In Japan? Against All Odds—and Tradition—You Might Be In Luck

Japan is under pressure to enhance its attractiveness for foreign talent, aiming to bring in approximately 820,000 skilled workers over the next five years. This is double the previous limit, as Japan competes with other countries experiencing labor shortages. The government proposed expanding the Specified Skilled Worker program, which

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Japan is under pressure to enhance its attractiveness for foreign talent, aiming to bring in approximately 820,000 skilled workers over the next five years. This is double the previous limit, as Japan competes with other countries experiencing labor shortages. The government proposed expanding the Specified Skilled Worker program, which targets overseas workers with specialized skills and Japanese language proficiency, to a working group under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party by Wednesday. The new figure was accepted without significant opposition, set to begin in fiscal 2024.

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