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What the Imperial House Tells Us About Japan’s Demographic Crisis
June 30, 2021

What the Imperial House Tells Us About Japan’s Demographic Crisis

By Will Fee
Aging, shrinking, its top position reserved exclusively for men – Japan's monarchy is a neat microcosm of society as a whole.

The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers
September 18, 2020

The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers

By Taku Suzuki
A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.
Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September
August 26, 2020

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September

By Thisanka Siripala
Expats stranded in limbo overseas have hope on the way with borders poised to reopen to all foreign residents, albeit at a staggered pace.

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration
June 26, 2020

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration

By Kaoru Ueda
Migration policies are influenced by a complicated mix of labor markets, geopolitics, trade and diplomacy -- and often have unintended consequences.

Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
February 21, 2019

Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?

By Arnab Dasgupta
A new immigration reform package still doesn't go far enough to meet Japan's needs.

Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
February 07, 2019

Japan 2019: Feast or Famine

By Anthony Fensom
Economist Jesper Koll on what to expect from Abenomics and Japan's economy in 2019.

Making Sense of Japan’s New Immigration Policy
November 30, 2018

Making Sense of Japan’s New Immigration Policy

By Emese Schwarcz
A controversial new regulation will allow more foreign workers into Japan. But can Japan take care of them once they arrive?
Japan Open Doors for More Foreign Workers
June 09, 2018

Japan Open Doors for More Foreign Workers

By Thisanka Siripala
Abe has proposed concrete measures to deepen the labor pool of low-skilled foreign workers in a drastic shift in policy.

Japan Won’t Depopulate Quietly Into The Night
May 20, 2016

Japan Won’t Depopulate Quietly Into The Night

By Anthony Fensom
The Japanese government is trying to increase the nation’s labor force.

Japan’s Immigration Reluctance
September 15, 2015

Japan’s Immigration Reluctance

By Kyla Ryan
Despite its demographic crisis, Japan isn’t interested in relaxing its immigration controls.

Japan: Abe Misses Chance on Immigration Debate
March 06, 2015

Japan: Abe Misses Chance on Immigration Debate

By Colin Moreshead
The silence of the Japanese prime minister following the recent “apartheid” controversy speaks volumes.
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