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JAPAN – PRIME MINISTER LOOKS FOR WAYS TO INCREASE FOREIGN SKILLED WORKFORCE AMID LABOUR SHORTAGES (JAPAN TODAY)

The Japanese government will consider expanding the scope of foreign nationals permitted to work in Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a review of the existing framework amid severe labour shortages, reports Japan Today. The government will be looking into sectors facing labour shortages such as nursing care, agriculture and construction as well as examine visa requirements for high-skilled and low-skilled foreign workers. "We need to consider how the current program to accept foreign workers with expertise and technical skills should be as soon as possible," Abe said.

      source: staffingindustry.com