TOKYO | Japan to OK divisive bill allowing more foreign workers
TOKYO— Japan is preparing to officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens.
Lawmakers were to vote early Saturday on government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The bill is expected to pass because of the ruling party’s majority in parliament.
It’s seen as an unavoidable step as the country’s population of about 126 million rapidly ages and shrinks.