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Poll: Japan Companies Favor Foreign Workers for Some Jobs

Three-quarters of Japanese companies support opening up the country to more foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to cope with a rapidly worsening labor shortage, a Reuters poll shows – a stark contrast to deep-seated government reluctance to do so. Japan, one of the world's fastest aging nations, is grappling with an acute lack of workers, especially in industries such as construction, farming and care for the elderly – a shortage that could hamper Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's...

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