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>Foreign workers to be employed by Japanese farms in special zones
The government will allow skilled non-Japanese to work in the agricultural sector in special economic zones to alleviate the farming labor shortage.
“We have decided to add the employment of foreign workers in the agricultural sector … to the menu for strategic special zones,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting Monday of an advisory council on the national strategic special zones.
Employers in the special zones will be required to pay the foreign workers at least as much as they do Japanese performing the same job.
That system, expected to be retained separately, has been criticized as a vehicle for forced cheap labor from countries such as China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Cases of migrant workers being trapped in oppressive conditions have also been documented under the system.
In fiscal 2014, around 24,000 unskilled trainees were accepted by Japanese farms for a training period of up to three years, according to the agriculture ministry.
The advisory council agreed on the need to carefully monitor the human rights of foreign workers as well as the potential impact on the labor market for Japanese that comes with accepting more foreign workers.
At the same meeting, the government decided to allow small-scale day care centers in strategic special zones to look after children up to 5 years old. Existing rules limit them to caring for children up to 2 years old.
The move is aimed at tackling a day care shortage to help parents of young children who want to return to work or to work more hours.