June 9, Friday, 2023

1. A bill to revise Japan’s immigration law has been enacted after passing the Upper House of the Diet by a majority vote. The ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, as well as the Nippon Ishin Japan Innovation Party and the Democratic Party for the People voted in favor of the bill on Friday.
2. A bill to promote understanding of the LGBTQ community in Japan has been finalized after a revised version of legislation from the two ruling parties gained support from two opposition parties. The Diet’s Lower House Cabinet Committee voted on the bill on Friday. Three bills had been submitted. 3. Japan’s Cabinet has adopted a plan to drastically expand the fields for qualified foreign skilled workers. The move is aimed at attracting more skilled people from abroad amid the intense global competition for such workers.