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Japan immigration

Japan eyes accords with 8 Asian nations on foreign workers

Deals with Vietnam, China and others expected to stamp out shady brokers

The Japanese government hopes the new measures will improve conditions for foreign workers. 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will seek bilateral agreements on foreign workers with eight Asian countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia, under a new type of visa to be introduced in April.

Japan expects more overseas workers to arrive under the new "special skills" visa status, following revisions to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

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