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Tang Xili came to Japan in 2013, hoping to earn enough in three years to build a new home for her daughter. Instead, she ended up in a labor union shelter after leaving an employer she says owes her about ¥3.5 million in unpaid wages.

The 35-year-old from Yizheng, China, says she worked long hours, six days a week, was paid less than minimum wage for her overtime, and couldn’t change her employer because of the terms of her visa.

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