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DEPOPULATION

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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 28, 2018
Address Japan's demographic, fiscal woes
The most important items on the agenda should be reversing Japan's population decline and rebuilding the government's fiscal health.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 27, 2018
Japan's baby bust is an opening for experimentation
When nothing works, it's time to go try something bold and unconventional.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2018
Japan firms welcome skilled foreign workers; majority open to more open immigration system: poll
Most companies support loosening the country's immigration system to cope with labor shortages, but they favor skilled workers, not an influx of unskilled laborers, a poll shows.
EDITORIALS
Aug 17, 2018
Extending the retirement age of civil servants
Extending the retirement age for government workers should be pursued in ways that accelerate similar moves among private sector companies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 10, 2018
Pricey family graves a fading tradition in aging Japan
Last month, a man was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police for leaving human remains at a garbage collection station near his residence in Adachi Ward. The remains had been cremated and were mixed in with shards of funerary urns, and according to a report on NHK News, the man admitted to dumping...
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JAPAN
Aug 7, 2018
Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts
Five years after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city is starting to recover economically through efforts to fill vacant homes and rebuild the once-desolate downtown.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Aug 4, 2018
'The Emissary': Power, poison, pain and joy inside its DNA
In her latest work, 'The Emissary,' Yoko Tawada joins the ranks of other Japanese writers who use their writing to comment on the catastrophic and irrevocable effects of environmental disasters on society.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Jul 29, 2018
One man's labor-of-love museum captures Seto Inland Sea island's storied stone history
Build a stone museum and they will come? That's the idea behind the K's Labo museum on Kitagi Island in Okayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jul 22, 2018
Rampant bribery in Tokushima sheds light on rise on Japan's uncontested elections
Common sense might tell you that, as small towns and villages in Japan face aging and declining populations, they would do whatever they could to encourage their remaining residents to run for a seat on the council when election time comes.
EDITORIALS
Jul 13, 2018
Municipality reforms critical as population drops
Reforms are needed to ensure residents continue to receive necessary services as the nation's population grays and grows smaller.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2018
Japan population declines at fastest pace yet, with only Tokyo seeing significant growth
While the country's rapidly graying demographics again headlined the internal affairs ministry's latest census, the annual report also highlighted the fact that only the Tokyo area is seeing significant population growth, due primarily to an influx of younger people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2018
Japan's demand for foreign workers may soften immigration policy, albeit slowly
Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn't survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2018
Itoshima: How a beach community is drawing newcomers amid rural depopulation
Swapping his dress shoes and business suit for flip-flops and swimming trunks, Shingo Takei starts the day by walking to the beach to go stand-up paddleboarding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2018
Issue of abandoned land slowing rural development in Japan
Nestled in the mountains on the border of Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures is Takahashi, a city of about 31,000 people which lies 30 minutes by train from the popular international tourist destination of Kurashiki.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
May 25, 2018
Unique universities can rescue rural areas
Regional universities should not be taken lightly anymore; now is the time for them to shine.
EDITORIALS
May 9, 2018
Address issues raised by lower age of adulthood
Sufficient steps should be taken to avoid any social confusion resulting from an amendment to lower the legal age of adulthood from 20 to 18.
EDITORIALS
Apr 29, 2018
Competitive policy amid the falling population
With the population shrinking, markets are contracting. The government needs to decide how best to maintain competition between companies in such an environment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2018
Japan's population shrinks for seventh consecutive year as it falls to 126.70 million
Japan's population fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2017, with people 65 or over accounting for a record 27.7 percent of the total, government data showed Friday.

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