Monday, November 23, 2009


Repatriation of Foreign Workers in Japan

Earlier this year I published a post about foreign workers of Japanese extraction in Japan being induced to leave Japan by paying their way home. This article has some follow-up information, noting that there have been about 16,000 applications for the program. Not mentioned in this article is that by far the most applications were made in Aichi Prefecture, the home of Toyota. It’s indicative of the large number of workers that the automaker has shed since the economic bust started.

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