IJCH 2017 Vol.3(4): 263-269 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.4.110

Awareness and Attitude towards Working in Japan-A Survey on Foreign Students in Japan

Yidan Wang and Rong Zhang
Abstract—The population in Japan has been decreasing rapidly in the recent years. According to the official data, the ratio of people aged over 65 will increase from 26.7% to 38.4% in 2060, and the population of Japan will decrease from 1.2711 million to 8808 million by 2065. Therefore, the shortage in labor force will become a much more serious problem. Japanese government has made efforts to solve this problem through positive policy-making in acceptance of migrants. The number of foreigners reached the maximum level in history in 2016, and the number of foreign students is also increasing. International students are a part of potential labor force. The article discusses the issue of foreign work employment through a questionnaire conducted with 183 international students. The analysis result shows that employment awareness with more tolerance is the key to the solution of some of the hidden problems related to this issue.

Index Terms—Employment policy, foreign students, labor shortage, Japan.

Yidan Wang and Rong Zhang are with the Faculty of Design, Nishinippon Institute of Technology, 1-2-11, Muromachi, Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. (e-mail: wyidan@outlook.com, zhang@nishitech.ac.jp).

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Cite: Yidan Wang and Rong Zhang, "Awareness and Attitude towards Working in Japan-A Survey on Foreign Students in Japan," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 263-269, 2017.

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