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DEPOPULATION

Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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?
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Oct 22, 2018
Mountain biking project creates job opportunities in depopulated Aichi Prefecture district
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Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 5, 2018
In need of new national land planning
The government needs to come up with bold policies to redirect the population flow away from Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2018
Moms continue to face hurdles returning to work as Abe wavers on day care and women's empowerment goals
Two years ago, an online rant about the lack of day care in Japan went viral on social media and seemingly started a movement, prompting working mothers to stage demonstrations in which they demanded the government take them seriously and offer more child care.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 28, 2018
Japan's successful economic model
The commonplace gloom about Japan's prospects is grossly overdone — many countries would be lucky to have its problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Shrinking applicant pool: Japan's Self Defense Forces struggling to recruit amid population crisis
As a Self-Defense Forces recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumura.
EDITORIALS
Sep 22, 2018
Tourism and rising land prices
Local efforts to attract tourists is a great way to reinvigorate local economies and shore up land prices.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Deep Dive
Sep 18, 2018
Japan's 'danchi': Public housing blocks highlight the complexity of interculturalism
Stroll through Shibazono Danchi in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, on a weekend and you will find children shrieking with glee. They run across its communal playground or splash about in the fountain of the public housing complex as elderly residents enjoy leisurely walks in the background. Apartment...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 11, 2018
Japan to curb expensive gift incentives under 'hometown tax' program
The program allows taxpayers to donate to any municipality and receive tax cuts, but has led to fierce competition among local governments to lure donations with expensive gifts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 5, 2018
We need a sense of crisis over depopulation
With Japan entering unprecedented demographic territory, the time to act is now.
EDITORIALS
Aug 30, 2018
Secure proper conditions for foreign workers
With more low-skilled workers coming in from overseas, Japan must improve their work and living conditions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 30, 2018
Pro-growth education for Japan
It is time for Japan to unleash the third 'arrow' of Abenomics: a long-term growth strategy underpinned by structural reforms.
EDITORIALS
Aug 29, 2018
Promoting regional bank mergers
The upheaval in Japan's demographics is causing a shake-up in the regional banking sector, requiring wise oversight by regulators.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2018
How one Hokkaido town curbed population decline in graying Japan
In early August, as much of the country suffered through some of its hottest temperatures on record, a small town in Hokkaido welcomed visitors from around the world to an annual photography festival that celebrated the outdoors.

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