Foreigner Acceptance, Estimated Up to 340 Thousand People in 5 Years
On the revised draft Immigration Control Law aimed at expanding the acceptance of foreign workers, it was found that the government expects to accept about 260,000 to about 340,000 people in five years.
The ruling party is planning to go into substantive deliberations by the House of Representatives Legal Affairs Committee in the next days. The opposition parties asked for a prospect of how much foreigners to accept after the law enforcement. The government plans to present this estimate.
Also, the opposition party has been pursuing the government on the budget committee of the House of Representatives before the bill discussion, the impact of Japanese employment and security, and the scope of acceptance of foreign social security. Government estimation will be a prerequisite for the ruling and opposition parties to discuss each issue in the future.
The target was 14 industries in which the labor force is insufficient with only domestic workers, such as nursing care and agriculture. These will be involved in the new status of residence.
The new status of residence will be the “No. 1” which requires certain skills, and the “No. 2” where skilled skills are required. While No. 1 covers 14 industries, No. 2 focuses on narrowing down on industries.
The government plans to publicly announce the number of foreign acceptance prospects for 14 industry sectors soon, there is a possibility that the whole number may fluctuate.