That may well be about to change according to The Christian Science Monitor:
For one, he's groomed a successor who will become Japan's youngest prime minister ever and the first born after World War II.......
Shinzo Abe is expected to win the premier's post Tuesday after being elected this week to head the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
He'd like to open the door to migrant workers and have students do a year of volunteer work before entering university.
Now, there are countries like Singapore that have migrant worker policies that affect their citizens less dramatically than American policies like H-1b visas. Only time will tell what is happening in this case.