Competing foreign-worker plans face off

Justice chief’s proposal to open doors, briefly, for all sectors causes stir

“Putting a three-year limit on a foreign worker’s stay in Japan does not give the company doing the hiring any incentive to take the time to train them for specialized work. Of course, there is also the question of how many skilled workers would want to come to Japan if they are forced to leave after three years,” [Hidenori] Sakanaka [director of the NGO Japan Immigration Policy Institute and former head of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau] said.