Japan is now paying unemployed workers from Brazil and Peru to go home.
The program only applies to Brazilians and Peruvians of Japanese ancestry who received special visas to do manufacturing work when the country was enduring a labor shortage. With the auto industry in rapid decline, it no longer needs all these people.
So the Japanese government is offering $3,000 for workers and $2,000 for each family member to take a hike.
I’m trying to imagine what this program would look like if it were deployed in the U.S., paying only unemployed Caucasians to go back to, say, Europe.