• SHARE

After making steady progress in the economic field, Japan’s deregulatory efforts are now entering a more difficult stage as they come to grips with social regulations, according to Yoshihiko Miyauchi, chairman of Orix Corp. and head of a government panel on regulatory reforms.

“(The country) is hedged in with regulations that are intertwined with social systems. These areas are heavily regulated and the surgical knife (of deregulation) has yet to reach them,” said Miyauchi, head of the Regulatory Reform Committee.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW