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Japan’s Unpopular Guest Worker Expansion Mirrors U.S. Mistakes

<div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-01-02T12:29:36-05:00"><b>Wed,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>Jan</b></span> 2<sup>nd</sup> 2019 @ <b>12:29</b> pm EST</time>&nbsp; <i class="text-black">by</i>&nbsp; <span class="username" xml:lang="" about="/account/208462" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Van Esser</span></div><p>Using what has been described as “strong-arm tactics,” Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat Party pushed legislation through the Diet (Japanese parliament) early last month to expand the nation’s guest worker program. 55 percent opposed the law but that apparently did not bother the ruling Party. It rammed the bill through the Diet rather build broad public consensus on the need for change. That’s not unlike how the ruling elites in the United States have pushed through guest worker programs that are detrimental to American workers.</p>