SHUUKAN DIAMONDO ON "IMMIGRATION ARCHIPELAGO JAPAN"
What follows are fifteen pages of a special report in Weekly
Diamond economics magazine, concerning the importance of Immigration to
Japan, which ran on June 5, 2004. Highlights:
Page 40-41: Keidanren leader Okuda Hiroshi offers "five policies": 1) Create a "Foreigners Agency" (gaikokujin-chou), 2) Create bilateral agreements to receive "simple laborers" (tanjun roudousha),
3) Strengthen Immigration and reform labor oversight, 4) Create policy
for public safety, and environments for foreigner lifestyles (gaikokujin no seikatsu kankyou seibi), 5) Create a "Green Card" system for Japan to encourage brain drains from overseas.