Stanley White

For Stanley White's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Faced with worker shortage, Japan reshapes its legendary hospitality

Business Nov 5, 2018

Faced with worker shortage, Japan reshapes its legendary hospitality

Japan's capital expenditure boom is shifting to the services sector, stirring fears that self-checkout systems and software will take the human touch out of omotenashi, the country's vaunted commitment to hospitality. The economic forces at work are undeniable. The working age population is forecast to ...

Desperately short of labor, midsized firms plan to buy robots

Business / Economy May 15, 2017

Desperately short of labor, midsized firms plan to buy robots

Desperate to overcome the nation's growing shortage of labor, midsized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service. According to a Bank of Japan survey, companies with share capital of ...