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    Japan trainees 'abused' - 27 Oct 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    About 180,000 foreign trainees work in Japan, and most of them come from China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

    Training these young foreign workers is a plan endorsed by the Japanese government and is supposed to benefit both countries.

    But many say they are being exploited, and last year, a record number of 34 foreign workers had died.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Japan.