Business Report: Who works in Japan?

Business Report: Who works in Japan?

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Foreign workers in Japan have tripled in 10 years. Its aging population needs to staff the factories. This figures are based on an official count done in recent months.

China 389,000

Vietnam 317,000

Philippines 164,000

All non-Japanese: 1.5 million

The program is not without problems. Both Mitsubishi and Panasonic have been forced to cancel trainee programs after getting caught assigning foreign workers to do unauthorized work.

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