Japan moves gingerly toward accepting immigrants

Although there are a number of local efforts like these, Japan's overall integration policy rates poorly. The Migrant Integration Policy Index, which is used to "evaluate and compare what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants," ranked Japan 27th out of 38 countries in 2015. The operator of the index, said Japan lacks adequate measures to combat discrimination against immigrants, and to encourage their participation in politics and education.

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