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Japan immigration

Japan to expand monitoring of foreign staff conditions

Labor Ministry to bolster inspection team by 70% as unskilled workers come in

Men work at a construction site in Tokyo. Japan is moving to create a new residency status for unskilled foreign labor in sectors hit with severe worker shortages, including construction, nursing care and agriculture.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will expand its staff charged with monitoring working conditions for foreign workers to ensure that employers are in legal compliance as the nation prepares to open its doors to unskilled labor. 

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