economy

Japan Has a Mascot For Everything – Even Piracy

Everybody knows how large Japan’s entertainment industry is. From blockbuster video games to manga one-shots, you can find a wide range of genres and interests to enjoy in Japanese entertainment. Unfortunately, many of these products are prime targets for theft and piracy. Manga piracy is the most prominent, with entire chapters from popular magazines like…
immigration

Additional Government Measures Concerning New Foreign Workers 2019

On June 10th the government held a meeting with relevant ministries and agencies on the issue of accepting new foreign workers and indicated additional measures for improving the working environment. The main concern is avoiding the urban areas concentration of people with the new status of residence ‘category 1 specified skills’ which began this April.…

Why Are Young Japanese People Becoming More Skeptical About Weddings and Funerals?

Japanese marriages and funerals are considered to be some of the most expensive in the world. This has been a traditional practice for all people of different backgrounds. In recent studies, though, many of the younger generations are becoming more skeptical about these traditions. Concern about monetary issues remained a key discussion point. Multiple studies…

Kobe Steel: One of Japan’s Largest Steelmakers that Isn’t All About the Money!

Kobe Steel is a massive steel manufacturing company, and some may think that they are just another powerhouse only focused on profit. Well, this company is about more than just money because they care about contributing to their society and the environment. So, let’s take a closer look at what they bring to the table.…

What are Abenomics and the Three Arrows?

Since the Japanese prime minister introduced new economic policies (now commonly known ‘Abenomics’) in Japan, the term for the reform package got so well-known, that media soon started to use it as well. What is Abenomics? View this post on Instagram A post shared by [公式]GovTech – テクノロジーニュースアカウント (@govtech_ig) on Jul 16, 2019 at 2:18pm…