As the extraordinary Diet session wrapped up, Abe found himself no closer to fulfilling his longtime ambition of amending the nation’s postwar Constitution.
The bill has elicited a fierce backlash from opposition lawmakers, who say it is void of key specifics.
Deliberations on the bill, which is predicted to bring in 340,000 blue-collar foreign workers, only started Nov. 21, leading opposition parties to call for more discussion.
If Japan ever calls a referendum on whether to revise the postwar Constitution, it could spark a heated TV advertising war, akin to what the U.S. goes through for its presidential election campaigns. The national referendum law as it now stands in principle enables anyone ...
They slammed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s interpretation of immigrants as out of line with “global standards.”
A ruckus in the Diet over erroneous statistics leaves the government’s Dec. 10 deadline for passage of new legislation in doubt.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the government will soon reveal estimates of worker shortages that will effectively function as a cap on the number of foreign workers to be admitted under a new visa system currently being deliberated by the Diet. As he ...
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The bill marks a departure from previous policy in allowing foreign individuals to work in blue collar industries for a potentially indefinite amount of time.