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Abuses rampant in foreign trainee program, Japan labor ministry finds

Japan's labor ministry has uncovered numerous violations of the government's technical trainee program for foreign workers.

TOKYO -- Japan may be running short of workers, creating demand for help from abroad, but nearly 3,700 Japanese workplaces that took "technical intern trainees" from overseas in 2015 were in violation of the country's labor standards, an inspection by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revealed this week.

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