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Japan unveils plan to attract more foreign workers

Japan on Friday unveiled a plan to attract more foreign blue-collar workers, as the world´s number-three economy battles a crippling labour shortage caused by an ageing and shrinking population. The plan reportedly aims to fill gaping shortages in sectors such as agriculture, nursing, construction, hotels and shipbuilding. Under the draft legislation, foreign nationals with skills in fields identified as facing shortages would be awarded a visa allowing them to work for up to five years. Foreign workers in those…