After India, Japan now reacts to US President Biden’s ‘xenophobia’ feedback, calls them…

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Last week Joe Biden stated “xenophobia” in economies from China to Japan and India was hobbling their progress whereas arguing at a Washington fund-raising occasion that migration has been good for the US economic system.

Japan has described as “regrettable” US President Joe Biden’s remark that “xenophobia” is stifling the Asian nation’s financial progress, the highest authorities spokesperson stated on Tuesday.

Last week Biden stated “xenophobia” in economies from China to Japan and India was hobbling their progress whereas arguing at a Washington fund-raising occasion that migration has been good for the US economic system. “We lodged representations to the United States that the comment was not based on the correct understanding of Japan’s policy and regrettable,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi instructed a daily information convention, with out elaborating.

Hayashi was fast to add, nevertheless, that Japan’s ties with its safety ally the United States had been extra strong than ever, and Tokyo will try to make them even stronger. “One of the reasons why our economy’s growing is because of you and many others. Why? Because we welcome immigrants.” Biden had instructed the occasion to increase funds for his 2024 re-election marketing campaign.

“Why is China stalling so badly economically, why is Japan having trouble, why is Russia, why is India, because they’re xenophobic. They don’t want immigrants. Immigrants are what makes us strong.” Japan, which prides its homogeneity, has lengthy been reticent about immigration, though its falling birthrates and a quickly getting old inhabitants level to an acute labour scarcity within the coming many years.

Asked in a Newsweek interview printed final week if he was all in favour of encouraging immigration to reverse the inhabitants decline, Kishida stated Japan should contemplate inviting expert staff however dominated out a full-fledged immigration programme. “For highly capable and motivated workers to be invited into Japan to provide support to Japanese society is what we would like to enable,” Kishida stated.

“There are still some in Japanese society who are resistant to the idea of continuous, indefinite immigration of labour from overseas.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is printed from Reuters)

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