Japan’s Future Threatened by Strict Immigration Rules

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Foreigners in Japan must take a pass-or-go-home test with a success rate of less than 1 percent in order to stay.

Her new country needs her, her new employer adores her, and Joyce Anne Paulino, who landed here 14 months ago knowing not a word of the language, can now say in Japanese that she’d like very much to stay. But Paulino, 31, a nurse from the Philippines, worries about the odds. To stay in Japan long-term, she must pass a test that almost no foreigner passes.


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