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Number of foreign workers in Japan reaches record high

  • January 27, 2018
  • , Nikkei
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Saturday morning’s Nikkei reported on an announcement by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on Friday that the number of foreigners working in Japan as of the end of October 2017 was up 18% from a year before to 1,278,670, marking a record high for the fifth straight year. The paper said Japanese companies hired more foreign technical trainees and students, adding that many foreigners are working in industries with severe labor shortages.

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