Masaaki Iwamoto

For Masaaki Iwamoto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

May 28, 2014

Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

At a construction site in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, worker Fan Xiuyu says he’s too busy to miss the wife and 6-year-old child he left behind in China. “I came to Japan to make money and learn advanced construction techniques,” said Fan, 29, a native ...

Mar 18, 2014

Analysts split on fiscal crisis timeline

Economists are split over how long the government has to rein in the world’s biggest debt burden, a Bloomberg News survey shows, adding to a debate on whether the government should keep ratcheting up the sales tax. Eleven of 34 analysts said the government ...