Japan and immigration: Bad timing | The Economist

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan.

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Elderly man at Shimonose Park Sasebo ...

English: Elderly man at Shimonose Park Sasebo Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important article from the Economist, citing mixed views on immigration in Japan to counter Japan’s aging population. It’s a good read. Check it out!

via Japan and immigration: Bad timing | The Economist.

Japan has outstanding technology and a stock market at a record high but it doesn’t have enough young people.

As European countries react to record levels of immigration, perhaps it is time for Europe’s indigenous young to be mastering Japanese and looking at opportunities in Japan?

Go East young man!


Anniversary – Four Years of Blogging – Some highlights!

Here are my all-time, top-twenty, most popular, blogs, ranked by number of hits:

  1.  Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt found dead after working long hours | Mail Online
  2. What are the three types of Interim Management assignment?
  3. What’s the difference between an Interim Manager and a Management Consultant?
  4. UK Local Authorities and Shared Services: Cost-Cutting – Myth or Reality?
  5. Immigration: The Polish paradox | The Economist
  6. The Portuguese and The Crisis: An analysis – Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – English pravda.ru
  7. The Fall of France – Paul Krugman – NYTimes.com
  8. BBC – Travel – Two days in Siena, Italy : Tuscany
  9. Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future
  10. Why I am obsessed by austerity – Simon Wren-Lewis – Mainly Macro
  11. Malaysia travel: What to do in the Cameron Highlands | CNN Travel
  12. A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman – FT.com
  13. The wacky economics of Germany’s parallel universe – Wolfgang Münchau – FT.com
  14. Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ – Joseph Stiglitz – FT.com
  15. Public Sector Catch 22: Cost-Cutting Vs. Cost Reduction
  16. The cult of home ownership is dangerous and damaging – Adam Posen – FT.com
  17. An in Depth Look at Deleveragings – Ray Dalio – Bridgewater
  18. Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?
  19. Public Sector Catch 22: The Role of “IT” in Business Transformation
  20. Public Sector Catch 22: Structural Reform, Strategy and Implementation – How to avoid a Omnishambles Recovery Programme?

Also you may be interested in my stats over four years:

  • Views 81,342
  • Comments 7,818
  • Posts 3,870
  • Followers
    • Twitter  4,609
    • Blog  983
    • Facebook  39

Thank you for your support!

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