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While 3000 extra workers is not huge, these visa places will be hugely sought after by SE Asians - millions of whom are desperate to live and work in Japan.

As long as this does not open up any notion of larger scale immigration, I doubt too many Japanese will complain about this new program.

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Sounds good but careful Japan..

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While 3000 extra workers is not huge, these visa places will be hugely sought after by SE Asians - millions of whom are desperate to live and work in Japan.

It's better than nothing and also it's occupied by China students not SE Asians

https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/statistics/zaiseki/data/2021.html

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That's make sense china students they can easily acquired Japanese language without really need to spend extra effort for learning kanji like students from other countries.

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 eased visa regulations to expand the scope of foreign students allowed to stay on and find jobs in Japan, in response to calls from business and academic circles.

Most of big companies in Japan only do recruitment for students who are in school, so these foreign students who try to find job in Japan after graduation, will end up with smaller companies with low wages.

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The reason ? would not be because the Japanese that usually fill these position are longer in the work force?

Young Japanese applying to work and live in Australia have suddenly jumped to a new high this year after falling since 2016, with the numbers expected to spike again next year, adding to Australia’s record levels of migration.

Japanese workers are seeking to escape low wages, a rigid work culture and a plunging yen, according to Itsuro Fujita, who works as an agent for the Japan Working Holiday Association.

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John-san is spot on. Read below.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-29/japan-cost-of-living-young-people-leaving-for-australia/103520934

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Do cheap labor work, work your ass off and be looked down at from Japanese people! Most Japanese people despise and think of these foreigners who do these work as low level garbage!

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Wage/salary is not good at all, rather much lower. I doubt more foreigners would come to Japan.

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My take on this is not only Japan trying to increase the number of foreign students working and living in Japan but also the birth rate. Subliminally this is nothing but immigration turning to increase the birth rate population because once you have foreigners living and working in a country they will also populate it.

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They would be much better off going to a country with a higher standard of living and better wage prospects. 

Money isn't everything. People want experience, and Japan provides experience. Many people want to live in Japan

And as it's been mentioned, Japan is a large step up for many Asians, due to Japan's high standard of living. Perspective matters.

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@John-San

Are you talking about the Working Holiday scheme, or migrant workers going to Australia.

Japanese workers are seeking to escape low wages, a rigid work culture and a plunging yen, according to Itsuro Fujita, who works as an agent for the Japan Working Holiday Association.

Working holiday visa holders for Japan are normally not the one who would fill the corporate companies. They are not workers who go overseas for the above mentioned reasons, but people searching for an overseas living experience.

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Japan has a high standard of living, good medical care and is safe. Many wanna come here for that.

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Didou: That Data show both demographics. The minimum wage is $22 an hour and with the AUD it nearly parity. Which means the minimum wage is better than what paid to some the office jobs in Japan pays, meaning a job at 7/11 would pay more than there old office job. If they decide to immigrate the healthcare is free and a way better pension and of higher standard then Japan. The old age pension pays for ( 67 or older ) is $500 per week that is 50,000 yen per week. the cost of fuel and food is on par with Japan but accommodation is 50% more than an average aparto in Japan. The work culture is way better because our unions are strong and labour laws are strong. A 38 hour working week or 35 hours depends on who and where you work. You can tell your boss to go and F$%& himself without the fare of getting sack or repercussion because there are very low unemployment.

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