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Chizuko Hayakawa

Saga University

Chizuko Hayakawa’s research focuses on Japan’s foreign worker policies. She has written extensively on immigration policy and integration policy with regard to foreign workers. She is the author of “Gaikokujin Rodosha To Ho” (Foreign Workers and the Law], Shinzansha, upcoming, 2018.

Articles by Chizuko Hayakawa

Population & Society

Japan’s New Foray into Immigration Policy

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Japan has traditionally imposed one of the most stringent immigration policies among developed nations. But with aging demographics, its increasingly critical labor shortage is prompting more radical approaches, including relaxing a virtual ban on unskilled workers.