This entry is just a collection of information about immigration issues in Japan found on the web to find out its possibility. Immigration models used in USA, Canada or New worlds are not likely applicable nor feasible to Japan without significant modification because of their histories are totally different. More realistic models that Japan can adapt are probably European models: British or Swedish models might work. (Most likely none of the models are suitable.) But there is no perfect solution on this in any country. Probably Canada is one of most successful countries as for immigration because it only borders with USA and the Antarctic ocean. It has vast resources and lands, but Japan does not have neither unfortunately.
But who want to come to Japan? Actually probably a lot of people like to come, including highly skilled workers as well as non-skilled. Main problem is how Japanese accept these people and accept multicultural society, instead of totally transforming them into Japanese. But many Japanese likely want to convert them into Japanese completely. I am not sure how many immigrants will put up with such assimilation pressure.
Finding Home: Immigrant Life in Japan
By Sharon Noguchi
How to immigrate to Japan