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DEPOPULATION

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 13, 2019
Japan's women need more than office jobs
If the country wants to slow its population decline, it must abolish its two-track labor system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Feb 12, 2019
Japanese companies warming up — slowly — to four-day workweek
Once synonymous with long work hours, Japanese companies are beginning to embrace — or at least consider — the idea of a four-day workweek.
EDITORIALS
Feb 7, 2019
Stem the tide of people into Tokyo
The government needs to assess why the measures it introduced to stem the population flow into Tokyo are not having their intended effects and explore more effective steps to address the problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2019
Japan to allow online medication consultations with pharmacists from 2020
Pharmacists will likely be allowed to hold online consultations with patients about their medication from April 2020, reflecting the rising demand for in-home medical care among the country's rapidly graying population, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 4, 2019
Breaking the spell of aging
Extending the working lives of the elderly by offering better employment conditions is a top priority for Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 1, 2019
Addressing Japan's demographic problems
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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 1, 2019
Japan should let Naomi Osaka play doubles
This would be a good moment for Asian countries to recognize the economic value of allowing dual citizenship.
EDITORIALS
Jan 26, 2019
Local autonomy in dire peril
Demographic pressure is reaching crisis proportions in communities across Japan. It's time to act.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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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