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Japan passes law to allow more foreign workers

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Japan will grant visas to more foreign workers to address a tight labour market. Critics say the new policy may impact social cohesion and fails to address labour abuse.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s governing coalition on Saturday pushed through a controversial new law to let in hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to ease labour shortages.

Under the new system, the government plans to bring in up to 345,000 foreign blue-collar workers in the construction, food services, nursing and other sectors.

Immigration has long been a sensitive issue in the homogeneous country of 127 million people, but businesses have pressed for more foreign workers due to Japan’s shrinking and aging population.

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The legislation, which goes into effect in April, was passed through parliament’s upper house despite opposition concerns it does not address the impact on Japanese society and fails to protect foreign workers’ rights. It passed the lower house of parliament in November.

Two visa categories

The new system creates two new categories of worker visas. One type allows unskilled foreign workers to obtain a five-year visa, but they cannot bring their family. A second visa is for more skilled foreigners who pass a Japanese language test. They will be able to extend the visa indefinitely, bring their families and eventually apply for residency.

Japan already has a “technical training” programme for about 260,000workers from mostly Asian countries. The programme has been criticized for abusive labour practices.

“We should not create a new system hastily without reviewing the technical training program in which problems are mounting,” Yoshifu Arita, an opposition lawmaker, told parliament.

Abe has been keen to help businesses find workers in a tight labor market with unemployment around 2.5 percent.

However, he has insisted the new system doesn’t amount to an “immigration policy” amid concern from conservatives in his party that more foreigners will lead to crime and social divisions.

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