Sunday, May 27, 2007

//News//Japan keen on increasing immigrants

The Japanese government is keen on increasing the number of skilled workers immigrating to the country. Faced with an aging population, Japan needs to fill up its dwindling labor pool fast.

Although the Japanese government allowed 1,000 nurses to come to work in the country, Philippine legislators failed to approve the plan. One of stumbling block to the plan is the examination that workers must take in the Japanese language.

A key economic panel in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration is proposing to increase the number of students allowed in the country as a way of attracting more workers.

Read more about this news from Bloomberg.

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