Feb 6, 2015

Tokyo area saw net population gain of 110,000 in '14

People who moved into the Tokyo metropolitan area in 2014 surpassed those who left by a margin of 109,408, the internal affairs ministry said. It was the area’s 19th consecutive gain in annual net population. The net inflow into Tokyo and neighboring prefectures of ...

Deregulation of robotics pushed to ease labor shortages

Jan 24, 2015

Deregulation of robotics pushed to ease labor shortages

The government has worked out an action plan that calls for promoting deregulation to expand the use of robot technology to ease labor shortages driven by Japan’s population decline. The action plan, drawn up Friday at a meeting chaired by Tamotsu Nomakuchi, a consultant ...