Japan is preparing to massively take labor from different countries

4 September 2018

One of the side effects of the opening of casino-resorts (IR) in Japan by the mid-2020s may be the need to increase the number of foreign workers in the territory of the state.

This was reported in the local newspaper Sankei Shinbun. The edition quotes the president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, George Tanasievich, who stated that his facility proved incapable of achieving the original goal of 70% of local workers - as not many residents of the country wanted to work in the food and hospitality sector.

Sankei also reports that Japan, most likely, will also face such pressure.

"As population decline has become a serious problem for Japan, service industries, in particular food, beverages and accommodation, suffer from a chronic shortage of labor. In the sector of integrated resorts, where the service sector prevails, it is not yet known whether there will be enough local workers to close all new vacancies. Otherwise, there are fears that it will be necessary to stimulate the inflow of foreign labor."

Nevertheless, there are those who see the positive aspects in the construction of integrated resorts. So, Hirofumi Kado, a deputy of the House of Representatives of the ruling party from Wakayama, is optimistic about the prospects for the development of infrastructure with the introduction of IR.

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