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DEPOPULATION

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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Jan 20, 2019
Be it ever so graying, there's no place like home
On a recent bus trip in Indonesia, I struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to me who told me he was Malaysian but living in Australia, which prompted me to admit that I was American but living in Japan. This seemed to pique his interest as he next said, "I am very interested to see how Japan...
EDITORIALS
Jan 19, 2019
Bolstering the nation's workforce
The latest projections for the shrinking workforce should be ringing alarm bells in government corridors.
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BUSINESS
Jan 15, 2019
Japanese workforce projected to be 20% smaller by 2040
The workforce is projected to shrink due to overall population decline if the economy sees no growth and women and the elderly continue to have difficulty landing jobs.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jan 15, 2019
People in flood-hit western Japan area frustrated by sluggish recovery and population loss
With Jan. 6 marking six months since deadly floods devastated parts of western Japan, many residents in the area are still living in temporary housing, towns with declining populations are seeing more people leave and some farmers with destroyed fields have decided to quit farming.
EDITORIALS
Jan 10, 2019
Face challenges of a shrinking, aging population
In addition to taking measures to raise the fertility rate, the government should introduce policies geared to the reality that the aging and shrinking of the population will continue for the foreseeable future.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 10, 2019
Can the social security system be sustained?
Due to demographic changes, the welfare state that many developed countries aimed to create in the mid-20th century is now out of reach.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 9, 2019
Abe's plan to battle Japan's regional brain drain draws mixed reviews
Like other major cities around the world, Tokyo acts as a magnet for the rest of the country, attracting people whose energy and talents spark new businesses and forms of art and culture, which, in turn, attract even more people.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Jan 4, 2019
With plan to show women more respect, South Korea tries to fix its demographic crisis
In just over a decade, South Korea has spent the equivalent of a small European economy trying to fix its demographic crisis, yet birthrates have dropped to the lowest in the world.
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JAPAN
Dec 16, 2018
Japan mulls visa test exemptions based on education level
Japan plans to grant exemptions from technical tests required for a new category of visa if applicants have attained a certain degree of professional education in their home countries, informed sources say.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 12, 2018
Will population decline create a richer society?
Inviting more highly talented and skilled workers from overseas will be crucial to raising Japan's productivity in the future.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 11, 2018
Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, another grows
Katsuya Kodama's wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban home outside Tokyo.
EDITORIALS
Dec 8, 2018
Privatizing the water supply
Japan should not rush into privatizing its water supply.
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BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2018
Faced with Japan's changing habits and demographics, delivery firm Sagawa looks to diversify
Sagawa delivery driver Keisuke Kawabe has seen the video that went viral on the internet two years ago of one of his colleagues smashing up parcels out of frustration that the customer wasn't home, and he doesn't approve.
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JAPAN
Nov 12, 2018
Despite depopulation, only 14.6% in Japan feel local communities should accept foreign workers: survey
While more than half of Japanese feel that their communities are shrinking, only about 14 percent believe it is necessary for society to actively accept foreign workers and those wishing to settle in order to keep their regions going, a survey has found.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 4, 2018
Aging Tokyo town lures young residents with offers of houses and land
An inconspicuous wooden teahouse stands midway on a winding road that connects the center of a remote mountainous town in western Tokyo to a scenic lake that supplies water to the capital.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Oct 31, 2018
The death of a Japanese countryside festival
Ancient rites bend to an aging, shrinking population, but how much longer can local traditions hold out?
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LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Oct 22, 2018
New Japan residence status planned for foreign blue-collar workers
The Justice Ministry has announced the gist of draft revisions to laws including the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act to create two new types of visa.
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JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Oct 22, 2018
Mountain biking project creates job opportunities in depopulated Aichi Prefecture district
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JAPAN
Oct 12, 2018
New visa statuses proposed for blue-collar workers do not offer permanent residency: justice minister
Comments come as ministry details plan to allow people with knowledge and abilities Japan needs to work in the nation.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 10, 2018
Can five Little Japans defuse one big demographic time bomb?
What about if Japan split into a confederation of five semi-autonomous 'regions,' each delineated roughly by geography and population?

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