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Immigration Policy and Foreign Workers in Japan by Hiromi Mori (auth.)

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According to the estimate, the number that had overstayed, as at November 1993, was 297 000. 1 were classified into two groups: (iii) those who were registered through landing, and (i) those who were registered without landing. These categories should be redefined in light of the above argument, so as to clarify the category of unr·egistered newcomers who work as illegal migrant workers. In order to distinguish between registered newcomers and those who are not regjstered, (iiiu) a modified category of registered newcomers is introduced, which constitutes the net increase of registered foreigners having entered Japan over the period 1980 to 1993.

However, was smaller in size by about two million compared with its predecessor in the Izanagi period. Furthermore, Japan still had a comparatively large reservoir of labour in agriculture in the 1960s which provided I_llUCh of the flexibility in the labour market. Leading industries enjoyed an abundant labour supply from this source in the Izanagi boom period. Having exhausted the sector's core workers, however, agriculture could not effectively ensure the same inter-sectoral reallocation of labour in the Heisei boom period.

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