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Japan immigration

High-tech services help Japan's foreign workforce settle in

Fintech, image recognition and bilingual bots make for smooth moves

NTT Docomo technology is used in this smartphone app that helps people with strict dietary requirements determine the ingredients of packaged food. (Image courtesy of Halal Media Japan)

TOKYO -- Living abroad comes with its own problems. Simple tasks once taken for granted -- like buying a car, finding housing, and eating the right food -- can become annoyingly complicated.

Companies in Japan have taken note and are rolling out a host of technology-based services to help the country's growing foreign workforce settle into their new environment.

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