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Is immigration the answer?


A migration policy is being deployed to combat acute labor shortages in sectors of the Japanese economy, but migrant workers won't be enough to solve the long-term challenges of Japan's demographic implosion.

Jul 25, 2014

Japan can hike female workforce by 1 million

Japan can increase its female workforce by about 1 million if it takes steps to improve the working environment for women who are raising children, the government said Friday in its annual economic and fiscal white paper. The white paper, submitted to the day’s ...

Jan 28, 2014

Worker numbers seen falling by 8.21 million in 2030

The labor ministry is projecting that 54.49 million people will have jobs in 2030, or 8.21 million fewer than in 2012. The estimate, which assumes zero economic growth and no change in the proportions of female and elderly workers, was disclosed at a meeting ...

Feb 25, 2013

Decline of manufacturing

A labor force survey shows the number of people employed in Japan's manufacturing industry dipping below 10 million for the first time since 1961.