In today's Asahi Shimbun, the issue of foreign workers is taken up, but in a very superficial way. It only emphasizes the question as to whether Japan accept more foreign workers or not, and suggests that there is a sharp disagreement among politicians and also among the general public. On the other hand, in yesterday's Mainichi Shimbun, the same issue was featured by posting the opinion articles of three specialists representing different positions on this issue. However, after reading those three pieces, one would realize that there seemed to be some broad consensus among them regarding the following poiny: the issue of how to deal with those foreign workers who are already in Japan is at least as important as the issue of whether we should accept more foreign workers. This may be due to the fact that there are some serious economic, social as well as human problems (human trafficking. for example) surrounding foreign workers who are already living in Japan. It is needless to say that those problems should be aggressively dealt with, while encouraging the immigration of high-skilled workers from overseas.