Yoshiaki Nohara

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

Depopulating rust belt counts on 'robonomics' to run assembly lines

/ Dec 19, 2016

Depopulating rust belt counts on 'robonomics' to run assembly lines

A withering factory town in the rust belt is looking for revival through a dose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “robot revolution.” Kadoma’s population in Osaka Prefecture has shrunk 13 percent as the nation ages, prompting mergers among elementary schools and emergency services departments. ...

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 ...