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Japan immigration

Foreign workforce of 2.2m helps Japan ease labor crunch

Young immigrants -- 31% are in their 20s -- are replacing aging Japanese workers

Filipino technical trainees hired by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus service a vehicle in the Japanese coastal city of Hamamatsu.

TOKYO -- An influx of foreign workers has helped Japan cope with the nation's labor shortage, as working-age Japanese decline to their smallest share of the country's population on record.

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