Immigration Policy and Foreign Workers in Japan by Hiromi Mori (auth.)

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The following paragraphs attempt to present some basic demographic characteristics of the various categories of foreign residents such as registered foreigners, newcomers and illegal migrant workers. 73 Note: a: Koreans include people from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. b: Chinese include Chinese nationals from Taiwan, Hong Kong and those of Chinese origin from other countries and regions. Source: Calculated from the Immigration Bureau, the Ministry of Justice, Foreign Registration Statistics 1992.

These two types of estimate give similar results in terms of number. They can be used as a proxy for the number of clandestine workers. According to the estimate, the number that had overstayed, as at November 1993, was 297 000. 1 were classified into two groups: (iii) those who were registered through landing, and (i) those who were registered without landing. These categories should be redefined in light of the above argument, so as to clarify the category of unr·egistered newcomers who work as illegal migrant workers.

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