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Japan lower house OKs bill to reform foreign trainee program

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The number of foreign nationals residing in Japan hit a record high of over 3.4 million last year, but Japan's population fell by 595,000 from the previous year to 124,352,000

That's another way to say, Japan want cheap young labor but don't want them and other foreigners to stay that long in Japan or even thinking to retire in Japan.

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That's another way to say, Japan want cheap young labor but don't want them and other foreigners to stay that long in Japan or even thinking to retire in Japan.

In other words, you didn't read the article. The bill provides a path towards permanent residence:

As the new system would help increase the number of permanent residence permits...

The new program aims to develop foreign trainees over three years to a level where they can shift to the specified skilled worker system, launched in 2019, that allows for stays of up to five years with the potential for obtaining permanent residency.

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Basically, this bill indicates that the LDP led Government wants to bring in foreigners who will work like slaves without complaining for a short time and then leave Japan. At the same time, Permanent Residents life will be made harder and harder just to get rid of them and chase them away from Japan. The LDP led Government doesn’t want foreigners settling in permanently to call Japan their home and thus are looking for ways and means to revoke the Permanent Residency status! Non payment of social security ( less than 10% foreigners fall in this category compared to 20% Japanese nationals ) are just excuses the LDP Government came up in order to pass this bill. Imagine if a permanent resident gets into an accident and can’t work then can’t pay his taxes temporarily due to financial difficulties, or loses their job unexpectedly and has financial constraints while finding a new job and fails to pay their social insurance…the Government wants to kick them out by revoking their PR status. Imagine when there is another pandemic worst than covid, lockdowns and job losses and these PR holders have financial constraints and can’t pay the social security and the Government will revoke the PR status and kick them out! They just want to get rid of long term permanent residents somehow! To create and increase the fear of uncertainty amongst the permanent residents who have tried their best to make Japan their home is just discrimination and disgusting behavior by the LDP led Government!

Permanent Residency should be given the appropriate protections as it deserves as the name itself suggests “ PERMANENT “… no two ways about it !

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So instead of treating permanent residents equally as Japanese residents they want to revoke it. I think it’s just a way to get rid of the Chinese that are flocking here who are being granted PR in droves. They should revoke all visa holders for not paying taxes and insurance and sponsors required to pay it back to the government. This way all visas are fair. Also America and Western countries should also revoke green cards of Japanese holders who do the same.

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Usually you need to have a clean record to be granted PR in most countries.

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No Japan.. Don't create an underclass of of unwanted, discriminated against and culturally different immigrants.

You will reger it after one generation.

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drawing opposition from some supporters of foreign workers.

Who the hell are they?

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That's another way to say, Japan want cheap young labor but don't want them and other foreigners to stay that long in Japan or even thinking to retire in Japan.

Only if they don't pay their taxes !

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