How will Japan defend itself, if it can’t get its youth to serve?

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Tara Copp, Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times, was one of eight rising U.S. journalists covering U.S. national security and defense issues who participated in a week-long study trip to Japan in December 2018 as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) program. Copp published “How will Japan defend itself, if it can’t get its youth to serve?” in the Military Times on January 30, 2019.

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Foreign care workers in Japan: a policy without a vision

Author: Hirano Yūko

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

Japan will lower specific immigration barriers this year to ease a projected shortage of professional care workers for the elderly. A health sociologist draws on extensive research to critique the government’s shortsighted, private-sector-driven approach to the problem, calling for greater efforts to support and export Japan’s advanced system of care work.

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Why Japan will lose 20 million people by 2050

Author: Sasakawa USA x Tofugu.com

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

When a country’s birth rate shrinks, it can face major challenges. When a country’s population gets older (meaning the percentage of elderly people gets bigger), that causes problems too. But what if both happen at the same time? Japan knows, because it is facing this exact crisis right now. To promote better public understanding of this twin phenomena, Sasakawa USA teamed up with Tofugu.com, a Japanese language and culture blog.

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