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Japan's attractiveness as a place to work continues to fade as the yen weakens and wages rise in other Asian countries.

Foreign workers shun Japan as yen's value plunges

Average wage in dollar terms falls 40% over 10 years

MOTOKAZU MATSUI and KAZUYA MANABE, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- The yen's sharp drop against the dollar and other currencies is making Japan less attractive to foreign workers, at a time when the average wage of Japanese workers in dollar terms has fallen 40% over the past decade.

The resultant narrower pay gap with emerging Asian nations has made it particularly difficult for Japan's construction and nursing-care industries to hire the workers they need.

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