Yoshiaki Nohara

For Yoshiaki Nohara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sep 29, 2016

IMF sees Japanese talent locked in low-paying jobs

The rich and powerful versus the weak and underpaid. That’s how the International Monetary Fund sees Japan’s relationship between employers and workers. Unless more is done to address the problems in the country’s labor market, Japan as a whole will be the loser, according ...

Abenomics losing support with economists and voters alike

Mar 8, 2016

Abenomics losing support with economists and voters alike

Abenomics has not had much impact reviving the fits-and-starts Japanese economy. That is the verdict of nearly two dozen economists canvassed in a new Bloomberg News survey. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s signature domestic policy received an average score of 4.6 points out of 10 ...

In Japan, the rise of the machines solves a labor problem

Sep 15, 2015

In Japan, the rise of the machines solves a labor problem

The rise of the machines in the workplace has U.S. and European experts predicting massive unemployment and tumbling wages. Not in Japan, where robots are welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government as an elegant way to handle the country’s aging populace, shrinking workforce ...

| Sep 10, 2015

What Japan's next stimulus may look like as Abe runs on fumes

The anemic economy is prompting calls for another fiscal boost. If history and the government’s strained finances are any guide, a package is likely to redirect cash already on the books. With ¥1.6 trillion left over from last year and rising tax revenue bolstering ...