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Japan immigration

Nepal's 'kind, caring' millennials boost aging Japan's labor force

Country's migrants the only top foreign worker group to show increase

Meihoku Training in Nepal provides language classes to workers headed to Japan.

NEW DELHI -- Nepalese people are gaining a presence in Japan, known for their friendly demeanor at such workplaces as nursing care centers and convenience stores, filling a crucial position in a country that is in dire need of young, inexpensive labor.

"I'll work hard to learn about nursing care in Japan," said a 24-year-old Nepalese woman who is set to begin work at a nursing facility in Aichi Prefecture next month.

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