The only way to fundamentally turn around Japan's falling fertility rate is to build a society free of gender discrimination.
For Haruaki Deguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The key concepts behind innovation are diversity and excellent higher education.
To move past the Heisei Era's economic malaise, Japan must invest in an education system that fosters people who can breed new ideas and launch new industries.
Britain's history was woven through its close connection with the continent, and it cannot prosper without it.
Many of the labor practices prevalent in Japan are quite extraordinary in light of global standards.
Japan should explore every conceivable policy measure to create a society that has the most favorable conditions in the world for giving birth and raising children.
Giving birth to dynamic companies in Japan will require nothing but education that values and nurtures extraordinary individuality.
Japan should focus on accepting highly skilled immigrants and leverage domestic resources to solve its shortage of unskilled labor.
To make it easier to bring about a change in government, all seats should be elected in the single-seat electoral district system.
Japan has the 6-3-3-4 education system — compulsory education of six years in elementary school and three years in junior high school. Students then commonly go on to three years in high school and four years in university. International comparisons show that after completing their ...