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Abe to cut short overseas trip to ensure enactment of foreign laborers bill

  • November 27, 2018
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Sankei wrote that Prime Minister Abe has decided to cancel his plans to visit the UK and the Netherlands in early December so as to concentrate on Diet deliberations on the proposed immigration law revisions aimed at accommodating more foreign workers. The premier had initially planned to visit the two European nations following his attendance at the G20 summit in Argentina and a subsequent tour of Uruguay and Paraguay. He now plans to leave Japan on Nov. 29 and return home from Latin America on Dec. 4, instead of Dec. 7 as originally scheduled.  


Nikkei carried a similar story, noting that while in Buenos Aires, Abe is expected to hold individual summits with the leaders of the U.S., China, and Russia on the sidelines of the G20 confab. In his meeting with President Trump, Abe is likely to discuss the planned start in January of new bilateral trade talks. 

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