Japan’s demographic crisis a long-term challenge for employers
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Shibuya station
Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

A declining population and an ageing workforce present long-term problems for employers in Japan; problems Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government is attempting to fix with a raft of employment law reforms.

Official data shows 1.2 million young adults turned 20 on 1 January 2022, a decrease of 40,000 from the previous year, and the lowest number since records began in 1968.