INTERVIEW: Justice Ministry Preparing for Acceptance of More Foreign Workers


Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--The Justice Ministry is working on measures to get Japan ready for accepting more workers from abroad under a proposed new resident status program the government aims to launch in April next year, Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita said in a recent interview.

Commenting on the new program aimed at making up for labor shortages amid rapidly graying society, Yamashita pointed out that Japan will have to accept more and more foreign workers.

"It should be necessary for the government to support people who come to Japan and work for the country in a responsible manner upon getting ready for properly managing their residence to prevent such problems as unauthorized labor," he stressed.

Then Yamashita said that by December his ministry will come up with comprehensive measures for the acceptance of foreign workers and their integration into Japanese society.

Meanwhile, Yamashita underscored the importance of carrying out the capital punishment "carefully and strictly" under law.

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