The Mainichi | 12 October 2018

TOKYO — The Ministry of Justice on Oct 12 announced the gist of a draft bill to expand the acceptance of foreign workers for a little over 10 industries, including construction and nursing care, suffering from chronic labor shortages.

According to the ministry, the bill is a revision to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act and will be submitted to the extraordinary session of the Diet to be convened on Oct. 24. The gist was presented to a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers on the morning of Oct. 12.



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