Japan says foreign workers top record 1 million

Tokyo (AFP) - The number of foreign workers in Japan topped 1 million for the first time last year, the government has said, as the country looks overseas to offset labour shortages. Tokyo has moved little on loosening strict rules for foreign workers ... ( read original story ...)

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