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. ...

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Sep 22, 2016

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan’s aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and artificial intelligence. Abe’s comments on Wednesday came days after official data showed that Japan has 34.6 million people ...