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Japan needs to be more aggressive in brain gain game

Focus should be on abilities, not academic and job histories

Benjamin Parrot creates videos related to Japanese culture.

TOKYO -- Japan's government might want to try a little harder to lure foreign talent. Especially now.

In the U.S., perhaps the world's dominant player in the brain gain game, President Donald Trump's protectionist bent has given rise to tougher visa screening for highly skilled professionals.

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