The topic of immigration in Japan has been swept under the rug for too long and it should no longer be a taboo subject.
For Keizo Yamawaki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Fighting discrimination is a key issue in municipal integration policy.
The government should create basic guidelines on how to disseminate information and give consultation services in foreign languages on COVID-19.
From "one team" to "unity in diversity."
As Japan admits more foreign workers, it will become more important to speak easy-to-understand Japanese.
It is high time that the national government formulated guidelines on what information it should disseminate in what languages.
Japan needs to create a system to build an intercultural society by learning from the efforts of other countries.