The number of foreign workers in Japan totaled 1,658,804 as of October last year, up 13.6 percent from a year earlier and marking the highest level on record, government data showed Friday.
It was the 12th straight year of increase as companies continue to struggle with a labor shortage amid Japan’s rapidly graying population.
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