Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan’s immigration rules

Piyapong Pottanagittigool from Thailand catches a cabbage tossed by his compatriot Chanta Vantanee as they work at Green Leaf farm, in Showa Village, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, June 6, 2018. Picture taken June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Malcolm Foster

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn’t survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll. “They’re treasures, real treasures,” he said. “Workers are disappearing as our population ages. Buildings cannot be built because there aren’t enough workers… We have no choice but to […]

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