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China no longer has time for Japanese craftsmanship

Number of new positions for Japanese expats falls by 30% in March

Workers toil under a banner urging safety at a Japanese factory in Dalian, China.

TOKYO -- The number of new positions for Japanese staff at Japanese companies in China dropped 30% on the year in March, falling victim to a new visa policy prioritizing young, tech-savvy workers over old, dependable foremen.

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