‘We are opening up our country’: Japan minister says country welcomes foreign workers

Japan is preparing to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Thursday.
Kono told a World Economic Forum meeting in Hanoi that Japan gains “value added” by accepting foreigners, especially since its ageing population and low birth rate mean the country is shrinking by half a million people a year.
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