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Japan immigration

Foreign-born children in Japan struggle to enter universities

Drive to lure overseas talent could be helped by education reform, experts say

College entrance exams in Japan require a high level of fluency in Japanese, a skill many foreign-born children lack.

TOKYO -- Japan's acute labor shortage has forced the government to increase the number of foreign workers in the country, prompting improvements in public services that target newcomers and help attract more overseas staff.

Still, hurdles remain for people who choose to make Japan their home, especially when it comes to ensuring that their children receive a full education.

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