• Chugoku Shimbun


Prolonged hours of work and unpaid overtime are increasingly being forced on non-Japanese technical interns at some sewing companies in the east of Hiroshima Prefecture, an investigation by the Chugoku Shimbun has found.

Experts say the situation is only the tip of the iceberg, illustrating how the vulnerable trainees are bearing the brunt of economic fallout from a shrinking apparel market at home.

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