Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

/ May 31, 2017

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

Employers across the country are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is tighter than it was during the nation's booming bubble economy years. This should be great news for the world's No. ...

Robots may help defuse demographic time bomb in Japan and Germany

/ May 30, 2017

Robots may help defuse demographic time bomb in Japan and Germany

Japan and Germany may be sitting on a ticking demographic time bomb where aging populations begin to drag down economic growth. Good thing they're also prime candidates for robot revolutions. Increased automation and more use of robotic technology in these manufacturing powerhouses could help cushion ...

May 29, 2017

Firms aimed at supporting working moms on the rise

From temp agencies to online grocery stores, an increasing number of businesses are offering services aimed at women looking for a better work-life balance. Tokyo-based staffing service provider B-style Inc. has experienced a surge in its human resources pool since the company began a service ...