New immigration bill in Japan to attract foreign workers

The law is an attempt to attract more workers to Japan while still trying to make it very tough for them to settle permanently. But some experts say it doesn’t do enough to address the yawning labor gap.

New immigration bill in Japan to attract foreign workers

By Simon Denyer and Akiko Kashiwagi (The Washington Post)

Japan’s parliament passed an immigration law Saturday that aims to attract 345,000 foreign workers over the …

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports

"Retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners will be soon be imposed on an estimated $1.8 billion worth of Washington exports, including more than $1 billion in agricultural products, according to the Washington State Department of Commerce." - Gov. Jay Inslee

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports
By Washington Gov. Jay Inslee


Washington state consistently ranks as one of the best states to do business. Our