TOKYO | Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

7Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



TOKYO — Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens.

Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders.

It’s seen as an unavoidable step as the country’s population rapidly ages and shrinks.

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