The problem is mostly demographic, a shrinking pool of young talented individuals—a group that is usually engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Tight immigration policies and a conservative business culture add to the talent shortage.
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Tadashi Ono, a senior analyst at Japan Credit Rating Agency, which has put its single-A rating on air bag maker Takata on negative watch. More than 17 million cars have been recalled worldwide since 2008… Read
Freelance journalist Nobuko Oyabu and sexual assault victim, criticizing the law in Japan whereby rape and indecent assault can only be prosecuted if the victim files a complaint. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read
The head of the personnel department at NTV, in a letter to former beauty pageant contestant Rina Sasaki, explaining the reason for cancelling an employment agreement was because of her past work as a hostess.… Read
Abduction Issue Minister Eriko Yamatani, replying to relatives of Japanese people abducted to North Korea. They have asked the government to set a deadline of Dec 31 for the North to issue its first report… Read