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TOKYO | Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

TOKYO— Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The contentious legislation passed only months after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed the plan despite opposition groups’ demand for more thorough debate to address concerns about a … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

TOKYO | Japan to OK divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

TOKYO— Japan is preparing to officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were to vote early Saturday on government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The bill is expected to … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan to OK divisive bill allowing more foreign workers