Population woes crowd Japan

Jun 21, 2014

Population woes crowd Japan

by Linda Sieg

Holding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's demographic red line will be difficult unless Japan opens the door to immigration, a step policymakers have no intention of taking.

Jun 20, 2014

California to investigate 39 female inmates sterilized without consent

The illegal sterilization of dozens of female prisoners in California demands an investigation, a report said Thursday. The state audit asked California’s medical board and the California Department of Public Health to look into 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in 39 illegal sterilizations ...

Jun 20, 2014

Meeting the 100 million goal

The Abe administration is poised to set a target of keeping the nation's population from falling below 100 million by 2060 in order to sustain economic growth and the social security system.

Will Japan be a country that welcomes all?

| May 24, 2014

Will Japan be a country that welcomes all?

by Michael Hoffman

“A nation of immigrants.” Japan? The leading proponent of that vision has been Hidenori Sakanaka, former head of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau, current executive director of the private think tank he founded in 2007, the Japan Immigration Policy Institute. His was long a voice ...

Fix population problem by helping families

| May 17, 2014

Fix population problem by helping families

by Philip Brasor

For the past 18 months, media outlets in Japan and abroad have looked approvingly upon Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to improve the country’s economic future through proactive measures dubbed “Abenomics.” The goal is to spur inflation so that companies can make more money ...