Rempei Saikawa

For Rempei Saikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Shipbuilders rejecting orders amid labor shortage

National / Social Issues Dec 17, 2014

Shipbuilders rejecting orders amid labor shortage

The depreciation of the yen is boosting demand in industries like shipbuilding, where companies are scrambling to hire enough workers, especially in areas where the number of working-age individuals is declining. The number of people in Japan aged 15 to 64 has steadily declined since ...

Brisk auctions find new homes overseas for Japan's used cars

Business Jul 16, 2008

Brisk auctions find new homes overseas for Japan's used cars

A used vehicle auction site in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, brims with feverish excitement as buyers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa and elsewhere make their bids. With some 70 percent of the people there coming from overseas, the operator has even set aside a corner for ...