In Japan, struggling with labor shortage in agriculture

13.12.2016

The labor shortage in Japan is associated primarily with the aging population

The government of Japan are allowed to hire qualified foreign workers to work in the agricultural sector in some special economic zones to compensate for the shortage of workers in this sector, according to Kyodo.

"We decided to attract foreign workers in the agricultural sector... primarily in special strategic zones", — said the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

It is expected that the number of vacancies will be limited. Applicants must have higher education in the field of agriculture and possess the Japanese language.

Recall for 2 million 100 thousand citizens of Japan agriculture is the main activity, according to the government in 2015, however, with 63.5% of the 2 million 100 thousand people reached the age of 65 years.


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