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Japan launches new visa system to bring in more foreign workers

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Wrong timing. A global recession looming ahead. I'd personally stay away from manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction and engineering. Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

Anything health care related is recession-proof but the japanese language requirements are dreadfully high.

If you're planning to get "Specified Skilled Worker No. 2 status". I'm telling you, those sectors are most at risk!

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The people spoke against this whole idea from the start. And Abe and his cronies didn't listen to a word. They rammed it through regardless of all the warnings. Garden variety dictatorship.

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One Japanese woman made to following comment to me regarding this issue:

Why doesn't the Japanese government do more to help Japanese women before bringing in a large number of foreign workers?

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Even line that is easier to marry a Japanese women to get permanent residence

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Easier visas are not going to be enough. They are going to have to start paying these trainers to come to Japan after the news of all the mistreatment is shared.

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345,150 is not enough, but it's a good start.

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Good for them, just be careful not to overdo it.

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pay well + medical care, some need to treat foreign employees like human.

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Japan should hire only low skilled poor people from developing countries. These people will work hard for their family and also shows interest in learning to improve their lifestyle. They should have good life too.

Don't make mistake like UK where they choose top skilled workers. But they end up taking jobs from British and even arrogant of their degree.

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Don't make mistake like UK where they choose top skilled workers. 

That's NOT what the UK did. The immigrants from the 1950s to 70s were largely West and East Indians with low skills who entered old declining industries, like textiles, after which Britain's unemployment rocketed upward. Don't make THAT mistake.

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The program won't last past the coming recession.

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When the Japanese companies do not treat their own staff with respect then what chances do foreigners in Japan have?

Where are the support systems in place to aid them?

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Why doesn't the Japanese government do more to help Japanese women before bringing in a large number of foreign workers?

Do you think more Japanese women would love to work in construction, farming and shipbuilding?

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Do you think more Japanese women would love to work in construction, farming and shipbuilding?

I can't speak for construction and ship buildings but many women working in farming. In a previous area in the Japan Alps, women of all ages working the fields.

In our current location there are many older women working the fields. Even obanchans driving very large farm tractors ploughing the fields.

Last year, there was a post about a group of young models from Tokyo who gave it up, moved to the countryside to grow rice.

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What happens after 5 years ?

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