Fears of exploitation as Japan prepares to admit foreign workers

Tokyo recruiting estimated 345,000 to address labour shortage, but critics warn not enough is being done to prevent abuse.

Two years ago, Pisey Eng left her young son in the care of her mother-in-law and came to Japan to start a job she was told would pay her a decent wage and teach her skills that would serve her well back home in Cambodia.

Despite having been told she would receive 120,000 yen ($1,100) a month – a far bigger salary than she could have expected in Cambodia – Eng, 33, found herself working punishing hours ironing and packing in a garment factory for just half of what she was promised.

In full: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/fears-of-exploitation-as-japan-prepares-to-admit-foreign-workers

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