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Justice Ministry study shows 87% of missing foreign technical interns dissatisfied with wages

  • November 7, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun evening edition , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

In connection with discussions on amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law to expand the intake of foreign workers at the House of Councillors Budget Committee on the morning of Nov. 7, Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita revealed that 87% of the foreign technical interns who have gone missing cited “dissatisfaction with wages” as their reason. This was disclosed by a Justice Ministry study.


The Immigration Bureau conducted this survey on missing interns who were later detained for violating the immigration law. Yamashita was reluctant to release the full results of the study because “revealing the trends among  missing interns might trigger further disappearances.” (Abridged)

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