Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

Feb 13, 2017

Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

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Boutique advisers specializing in micro mergers and acquisitions for mostly family-run firms are enjoying a boom as the aging, shrinking population puts the squeeze on Japan’s small business landscape. There are no industrywide figures for deals between ¥500 million and ¥1 billion, but boutique ...

Japan's pension payments system set for overhaul

Feb 3, 2017

Japan's pension payments system set for overhaul

Japan’s public pension system is set to undergo an overhaul starting in April following sweeping changes to contributions and payments in the face of an aging and dwindling population. Under a law passed by the Diet late last year, retirees and pensioners will “share ...

Non-Japanese residents hit record 2.31 million in June

Sep 27, 2016

Non-Japanese residents hit record 2.31 million in June

The number of foreign residents in Japan hit a record 2.31 million at the end of June, up 3.4 percent from six months before, partly because of a rise in the number of trainees arriving to earn cash and skills, the Justice Ministry said. ...