August 23, 2016

THE COMING IMMIGRANT BIDDING WARS:

Japan Turns to Illegal Foreign Workers as Farmers Age : Number found working illegally nearly triples in three years (Yoshiaki Nohara, August 22, 2016, Bloomberg)

Some farms are tapping cheap foreign labor. Japan generally doesn't accept migrant workers, but many companies use a so-called internship-training program as a back door. About 7,000 foreign workers entered the agriculture sector through this program in 2013 after passing exams at the end of their first year, according to the Ministry of Justice. That is more than double the number in 2007.

One advantage for Japan is that with the magnitude of the population bust they'll have plenty of free housing to offer.

Posted by at August 23, 2016 8:51 PM

  

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