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Nov 14, 2018
【#556(Special)】Japan Should Rethink Overall Foreign Resident Policy
Tsutomu Nishioka The Japanese government is about to change policy to expand the acceptance of foreign workers to meet serious labor shortages. It has submitted to the parliament a bill to revise the Immigration Control Act to establish the new foreign resident statuses of Categories 1 and 2 Skilled Workers. The bill is criticized .... <Read more>
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Nov 14, 2018
【#555】Consider National Defense in Accepting Foreign Workers
Fumio Ota One of the most controversial issues at the current session of Japan’s parliament is how to expand the acceptance of foreign workers. Parliamentary discussions focus on the status of and social security for foreign workers while failing to cover the viewpoint of national defense. Resolutions adopted by the ruling .... <Read more>

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【#554(Special)】Twilight of Merkel
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【#553】South Korean High Court Ignores Wartime Facts
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