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This paper analyzes the economic impact of temporary and unskilled migrant workers in Japan, who are illegal according to the current Japanese immigration law but who have been dramatically increasing in recent years. The analysis, using a simple CGE model, reveals the quadruple impact of the admission of migrant workers on the welfare of the host country which has often been neglected in the orthodox theory: (1) cheaper foreign labor effect; (ii) trade barrier effect; (iii) nontradable incomedoi:10.22004/ag.econ.321332 fatcat:6lrlr3qj3bb23cohrgzfqe4acy