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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2020
2020 Olympics fuel race to monetize autonomous driving
One day in December, a self-driving bus in Gunma completed an 18-km run from Maebashi to Shibukawa and back, dropping fare-paying passengers off at designated stops and navigating public roads.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 24, 2019
Babies born in Japan to drop below 900,000 in 2019 for first time
The number of babies born in Japan fell an estimated 5.9 percent this year to fewer than 900,000, the first time since the government started compiling data in 1899, the welfare ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2019
Japan's government hoping to stop net population inflows into Tokyo by 2024
The central government aims to stop net population inflows into the greater Tokyo area by fiscal 2024, it was learned Tuesday.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2019
Japan and Asia's mutual challenges
Japan is the world's pioneer in tackling the problems it currently faces. If the nation can successfully resolve them, it can potentially export its solutions to the rest of the world.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 19, 2019
The economic challenge of Japan's aging crisis
What should the Abe administration do to mitigate the damage?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2019
42% of Japanese in their early 60s hope to continue working part time after they turn 65, survey finds
The survey on elderly employment, released Friday, also showed that 61 percent of companies are able to offer part-time positions to such workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2019
The world is watching as Japan deals with severe population decline and rural flight
When it comes to the nation's economy, there's actually two of them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Leader of Japan's anti-NHK party suggests genocide as solution to overpopulation
The head of a minor opposition party whose primary goal is to "crush" NHK made a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Health ministry names 424 public hospitals that need to consider reform
The health ministry on Thursday published a list of 424 public medical institutions it has deemed to be in need of possible consolidation and realignment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2019
Elderly citizens accounted for record 28.4% of Japan's population in 2018, data show
Seniors accounted for 28.4 percent of Japan's population and 12.9 percent of its labor force in 2018, both record highs, government data shows.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2019
70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage
Almost 70 percent of married women in Japan believe same-sex marriage should be legalized, a government survey showed Friday.
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JAPAN
Sep 13, 2019
Ahead of Respect for the Aged Day, number of centenarians in Japan tops 70,000
The women vastly outnumber the men at 88.1 percent of the total, which is now roughly 23 times the figure logged in 1989, according to the government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 5, 2019
Non-workers aged 50-plus could make up 59% of Japan's population by 2050, OECD warns
People aged 50 or older and out of the workforce in Japan could increase by 29 percent from 2018, to 59 per 100 people, by 2050, straining public retirement schemes, the OECD said in a recent report that suggested reforms are needed.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 6, 2019
Taiwan looks to Japan for solutions to demographic woes
Between 2012 and 2018, Taiwanese authorities closed 594 schools islandwide. They also cut thousands of classes at the remaining schools and reduced the hiring of new teachers.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 25, 2019
The real policy challenges facing Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must place priority on resolving several major policy challenges confronting Japan before he tries to revise the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2019
Japan's population continues to slide even as foreign resident numbers increase
The number of Japanese citizens living in the country as of Jan. 1 fell by 433,239, or 0.35 percent, from a year before to 124,776,364, down for the 10th straight year, the government said Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Jun 25, 2019
Regional revitalization agenda revisited
The government needs to reconsider its efforts to achieve regional revitalization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 22, 2019
Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday a suite of labor reforms designed to solve Japan's demographic challenges while creating conditions to promote job growth, particularly for those struggling to find stable work.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 18, 2019
The fate of Japan, and everyone else
The world's third largest economy is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration.
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JAPAN / Society
Jun 18, 2019
Japan has world's lowest proportion of working-age people, U.N. report says
While the ratio is falling worldwide, Japan stands out with just 1.8 people aged 25 to 64 for each person aged 65 or over.

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