Approx three digit Japanese companies affected by U.S. work visa halt

As per the survey by Japan’s trade promotion agency due to the decision of American President Donald Trump to halt the issuance of certain work visas until the end of this year. This decision effecting at least 308 Japanese companies and over 1,400 staff based in the United States.

A survey done by the Japan External Trade Organization by the month of June 26 to July 1 and that survey was on an around 961 Japanese companies they have observed 35% companies responded that their operations had been affected in some way, with 13 percent saying the impact had been serious.

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The response and observation reflect Trump’s strict immigration measures, which aim to secure and ensure that American workers are first to get jobs as higher unemployment rate raised in the country due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

An executive order signed by Trump in April to curb immigration into the United States, leading to a 60-day suspension in the issuance of permanent resident cards, known as green cards.As Trump, who is running for re-election in November’s presidential election.

Previous month the United State government extended the pause in issuance of green cards until the end of December, and also expanded the measure to include some work visas.

The move triggered criticism from American IT companies like Apple and Google which employ high-caliber talent from around the world.

Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation known as Keidanren, has also asked the governments of the two countries to take measures to prevent disruption to Japanese companies’ operations.

Moreover there are issues cited by Japanese companies in the survey were frozen personnel transfers and a staff shortage in research and development departments.

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