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The latest move comes as Japanese companies are seeking to hire foreigners with high Japanese language ability on the back of the surge in the number of foreign tourists to the country.

Not much truth in the above, below is more accurate as to why :

Japan is stepping up efforts to bring in more workers from abroad to cope with a chronic labor shortage due to the country's rapidly graying population and declining birthrate, with new visa statuses introduced in the country last month to bring in blue-collar workers to labor-hungry sectors.

This labour shortage is going to get increasingly worse in not so many years, J-population is going to decrease MUCH faster than the govt predicts imo!!

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It doesn't say much for the quality of Japanese university degrees if the holders of said degrees can only find jobs in restaurants, retail shops and factory production lines.

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If you can speak Japanese and your native language (plus a possible third language) and the best you can do with experience/skills is work in a restaurant...what the hell were you doing with your life?

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Like UAE, a society based on first (Japanese), second(expats) and maybe third (fake degrees) class citizens.

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why would a graduate bother working retail/manufacturing in Japan when they can go home and do it for the same, if not marginally better, pay? Good lord, this is insulting to foreign students and Japanese universities.

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As if this isn’t already the norm!

Ill believe it when I see it.

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 graduating from universities or completing postgraduate studies in Japan

That's what it says. Not vocational school, Hospitality College, or Cooking School. UNIVERSITY and GRAD school. To work in restaurants and shops.

Damn the Justice Ministry is clueless.

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Now, opening up jobs........................Japan should have more foreigners , who wants to make their life work in Japan or for Japan. any foreigners that have one career lasting more than 20 years should be permitted in Japan under employment laws. Japan needs foreigners, who can manage business because most Japanese people just use business management to do what they personally wants.That is not correct way of management.LOOKING at the Nissan issues, i do not know, how many foreigners want to help Japan anymore ???.

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Japan is stepping up efforts to bring in more workers from abroad to cope with a chronic labor shortage due to the country's rapidly graying population and declining birthrate, with new visa statuses introduced in the country last month to bring in blue-collar workers to labor-hungry sectors.

Didn't a Japanese population forecaster only a short time ago predict that the Japanese population is going to rapidly drop to 80-90 million mark and its going to take the government and country by surprise - robots wont fix that, nor will 500,000 short term Visa's.

Its gonna be interesting.

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