'Skilled foreigner' invite too rigid a bar

Sep 4, 2013

'Skilled foreigner' invite too rigid a bar

by Tomohiro Osaki

More than a year after its much-hyped introduction, a government-led initiative to lure “highly skilled” foreign professionals to Japan is making lackluster progress, with the number of those applying for visas under the new system much smaller than initially envisioned. Dismayed by the poor ...