Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Japan faces a wave of immigration

Driven by factors such as low birth rates and an aging population, immigration to Japan is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing. This is prompting a public debate on what it means to be Japanese.

The most interesting character in this MSNBC article was Marutei Tsurunen, "a former Finn turned Japanese citizen and the only naturalized member of the national Parliament, or Diet."

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