ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Japan immigration

Japan to help small businesses take on more foreign workers

Multilingual contact centers to open ahead of anticipated labor influx

To cope with labor shortages, Japan is opening its doors to more foreign workers.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will provide assistance to small and midsize businesses employing or planning to employ foreigners, as the country seeks to secure enough labor to keep its economy humming.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will open some 30 multiligual help centers around the country, particularly in municipalities with large foreign workforces. It will also offer workshops in different regions to provide advice to employers.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more