• Kyodo


The number of foreign technical trainees working in Japan declined for the first time in October last year, down 12.6% year-on-year due to tighter border controls amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.

But the overall number of foreign workers, including technical trainees, hit a record 1.72 million. Nevertheless, the figure, recorded since 2007 when the government began requiring employers to register such workers, only increased 0.2% from a year earlier.

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