Amendment For The Immigration Law
The government party (The Liberal Democratic Party) decided to revise the immigration law to let the employment to foreign workers increase because of serious lack of human resources in Japan. The intention of the law is to get the skilled workers from foreign countries and stimulate economic growth. The new law is hope to start next year by the party. However, the opposition party has conservative opinions which don't let it through simply as the law effected on legislation statement. One of the members of the opposition party gave an opinion "How does the law influence Japanese workers? We're concerned about reduction of the employment to Japanese workers. " It was answered "The law would be set up not to give bad influences to the employment to Japanese workers. " by the government party.
The Type Of Current Foreign Workers In Japan
The number of foreign workers in Japan
approximately 1.28 million (as of October 2017)
International students (working at a convenience store or a restaurant etc as a part time worker)
Technical interns (working at a factory or a farm etc to learn the skills)
Highly skilled professionals (working as a doctor or a professor etc)
New Employment Expected By Amendment For The Immigration Law
There are 2 type of foreigner will be employed by the new law
1. A worker who can have daily conversation in Japanese and who has some knowledge or skills for the job.
2. A worker who can have daily conversation in Japanese and who has proficient knowledge or skills for the job.
There are a difference of resident conditions between type 1 and type 2
| ||Duration||Accompanying family members|
|type 1||Maximum 5 years||No|
|type 2||Permanent (renewal required)||Yes|
14 Types Of Industries Applied By The New Law (provisional)
・Forges and foundries
・Industrial machinery manufacturing industry
・Electrical and electronic equipment related industries
・Shipbuilding and marine industry
・Food and beverage manufacturing industry
・Food service industry
Japan faces serious shortage of workers and considers how to deal with this problem and if Japan accepts workers from foreign countries. The problem to accept the law might make the employment to Japanese workers worse if the government can't take a control. However the law might open the breakthrough of economic growth.