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Japan News

This page is dedicated to New in Japan. The information is taken from Japan Today News. They are just topics we found to be interesting.

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Japan's foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million

A record 1.82 million foreigners were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, government data showed Friday, in a 5.5 percent rise from the year before driven primarily by labor shortages as well as foreign students and permanent residents finding employment.

Crowd of People with masks

Japan formally decided Friday to downgrade the legal status of the novel coronavirus on May 8 to the same category as common infectious diseases, such as seasonal influenza, to ease COVID-19 prevention rules, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.

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