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Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?
January 22, 2020

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent survey by Japan's Cabinet Office has interesting implications for the push to welcome more foreign workers.

The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan
August 23, 2019

The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan

By Sakari Mesimaki
Anger at long-term detention is fueling a hunger strike at the East Japan Immigration Center.
Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
February 21, 2019

Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?

By Arnab Dasgupta
A new immigration reform package still doesn't go far enough to meet Japan's needs.

Making Sense of Japan’s New Immigration Policy
November 30, 2018

Making Sense of Japan’s New Immigration Policy

By Emese Schwarcz
A controversial new regulation will allow more foreign workers into Japan. But can Japan take care of them once they arrive?

Japanese Civil Society Is Helping Support Refugee Entrepreneurs
December 21, 2016

Japanese Civil Society Is Helping Support Refugee Entrepreneurs

By Satoko Horii
Japan's government may be reluctant to open borders, but civil society is more welcoming.

Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
July 14, 2014

Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage

By Clint Richards
An inflexible labor market, immigration and low fertility form the Japanese labor shortage trifecta.

Abe Serious on Agricultural Reform
June 17, 2014

Abe Serious on Agricultural Reform

By Clint Richards
The government is intent on far-reaching changes to farming, while labor reform looks more like window dressing.
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
June 10, 2014

Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering

By Clint Richards
Abe’s proposed population and agricultural reforms lack the systemic change needed to solve entrenched problems.

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