The Japanese government presented on Wednesday the estimated maximum number of foreign workers to be accepted in 14 envisaged business fields over the five years from fiscal 2019, releasing such figures as 60,000 people in nursing care, 53,000 in eating out, 40,000 in construction and 36,500 in agriculture.
The figures were released to the ruling and opposition parties at an unofficial meeting of board members for the Judicial Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives at noon Wednesday.
Opposition parties had asked the government to present specific numbers. In addition to the estimated maximum numbers of foreign workers to be accepted, the government also gave figures for the expected labor shortages in the 14 fields.
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