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Japan immigration

Japan's foreign work force hit by 'coronavirus cuts'

Many overseas workers left to struggle without safety nets

COVID-19 has compelled the Japanese authorities to provide financial assistance to foreign workers who normally would not qualify for help. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

OSAKA -- COVID-19 is throwing growing numbers of foreign workers in Japan out of work, and leaving many in financially precarious situations with no solution in sight. 

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