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Japan business lobby expresses concern over US work visa halt

The move 'poses a serious problem to business operations,' says Keidanren chairman

Keidanren Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi expresses concerns about the U.S. move to halt certain work visas.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of Japan's most powerful business lobby expressed concern Wednesday over the United States' decision to halt the issuance of certain work visas this year, saying the group is asking the governments of the two countries to take measures to prevent disruption to Japanese companies' operations.

The visa halt "poses a serious problem to business operations," Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation known as Keidanren, said in a press conference in Tokyo.

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