According to the article, over 9,000 foreign technical interns went missing in Japan last year, making it the second highest number since records began. Japan currently has around 320,000 foreign technical interns, and it is believed that many of them left their designated workplaces in search of higher wages. The technical intern program prohibits changing jobs, but the allure of better pay seems to have prompted many to disappear. This raises concerns about the effectiveness and management of the program. There are calls to review and reconsider the system.