Could Japan ever embrace a four-day week?

Japan work week

Traditional attitudes towards employment mean Japan might not be suited to the four-day working week trend spreading worldwide

Is the ‘race to 5G’ a fool’s game?

Rushing to be the first country to roll out 5G networks nationwide may not make you the global leader – there are a lot of other factors for governments and manufacturers to consider

Long hours, no extra pay: what it’s like to work in Japan

work in Japan: busy metro train during commute

Workers in Japan are struggling to overcome a culture of unpaid overtime and long hours which threaten their health and sacrifice family

Fertility crisis threatens Japan’s economy

People walking in Japanese city at sunset

Low fertility rates and an ageing population are an unwelcome combination threatening Japan’s economic future

Japan reboots ‘Abenomics’

The Japanese prime minister’s ‘three arrows’ of economic stimulus and reform face a major test, as the government prepares a £205 billion stimulus