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A Filipino worker at a South Korean manufacturing plant in Bucheon in the Seoul suburbs

Japan faces being left behind as rivals adapt faster

Systems to lure highly qualified workers being developed by other major economies

| South Korea

TOKYO -- With the world's developed economies facing growing labor shortages, the race to attract talent from overseas has grown increasingly fierce. While some countries have faced up to the challenge, Japan is at risk of emerging as the big loser.

South Korea has made significant reforms to its system to recruit foreign workers.

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