Japan’s aging population has led to a decline in the workforce and the Abe government has determined that the best solution is to import foreign workers, but the administration is remarkably clear about the specifics of what it is proposing.
The telecommunications company NTT DoCoMo sponsors an advertising campaign bringing ninja to the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is trapped in the middle of the international scandal caused by the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Japan is facing the problem of “overtourism.” Between 2010 and 2017, annual visitors to Japan grew from 8.6 million to 28.7 million. The Japanese media refers to the problem as “tourism pollution.”
JR East is constructing a new train station on the Yamanote Line between Shinagawa and Tamachi. The station will connect to the Keihin-Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, and the Shinkansen.
Protesters gathered in the Shibuya district of Tokyo on October 2. They want McDonald’s to raise its minimum wage to 1,500 yen per hour (about US$13).
Two Director-Generals of the Fisheries Agency from 2011 and 2012, Masanori Sato and Kazuyoshi Honkawa, have been accused of taking funds from the victims of the 2011 tsunami and distributing them to the whaling industry. This is the contention of Ren Yabuki, the Director of the NGO Life Investigation Agency, and he has now launched a lawsuit against these officials.
The Technical Intern Training Program has received a considerable amount of criticism, both nationally and internationally, from those who argue that it violates human rights.
In recent years, the Japanese population has been decreasing significantly and this has brought about major difficulties related to a workforce shortage, and also leading to a reduction in GDP growth.
Environmental concerns about benzene contamination delayed the transfer of the Tokyo fish market from Tsukiji to Toyosu, but now the move is back on track.