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Land of the Rising Sun: Casting a Light on Japan’s Attitudes Towards Immigration

Written By: Ayaka Behro

Japan broke its long tradition of restricting “low-skilled” foreign workers in 2019, when a new status of residence called “specified skilled worker” was created (1). This category allows workers from 14 underemployed sectors such as farming, nursing care, and janitorial services to work in Japan for up to five years (8).  Continue reading…