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Japan in the Age of Global Migration

In June 2018, the government signaled a historic shift in Japan’s famously restrictive immigration policies with a plan to admit thousands of foreigners—mostly as guest workers—to ease the growing labor shortages threatening the nation’s aging society. In this series we explore the social implications and ramifications of the new policy.

Updating the Immigration DebateOkabe Midori

With the government preparing to launch a new guest-worker system to fill acute labor shortages, international migration expert Okabe Midori calls for strategic, balanced immigration policies that safeguard the welfare of ordinary people.
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