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Japan immigration

Vietnamese migrant workers fall sharply amid COVID-19 pandemic

Japan, key recipient, has closed borders to foreigners since mid-January

Many Vietnamese migrate as technical interns to Japan where wages are higher than in other Asian countries. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

HANOI -- The number of Vietnamese migrant workers has fallen sharply as recipient countries continue to keep their borders closed to foreigners because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government in Hanoi had planned to send 500,000 workers overseas in the five years through 2025, but analysts now think that number is too high.

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