The analysis to follow focuses first on 1982-89, prior to the policy change, and then 1990-2000, after the ICRRA had been adjusted.
Following the change in the ICRRA, in 1990 there was an immediate and sharp increase in the number of foreign specialists entering Japan.
The number of skilled foreigners coming to Japan clearly increased following the 1990 changes to the ICRRA. But what is the relative impact on Japan?
In the first year under the new ICRRA, investors and managers represented the single largest group of skilled workers to arrive.