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Japan immigration

Support services spring up for Japan's foreign workers

Placement agencies arrange housing and language courses for newcomers

Nepalese trainees have lunch at a factory in Osaka: New services are helping foreign workers make the transition to life in Japan. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Support services for foreign nationals staying in Japan under the Technical Intern Training Program are proliferating as companies grapple with an increasingly acute labor shortage.

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