Brief Thematic: Labour Shortage to Force Major Upheaval in Japanese Retail & Distribution and more

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  1. Labour Shortage to Force Major Upheaval in Japanese Retail & Distribution

1. Labour Shortage to Force Major Upheaval in Japanese Retail & Distribution

Labour

Japanese companies are becoming increasingly voluble about how hard it is to find staff, while others are laying off older workers to cut costs.

The labour shortage for some roles is undeniable, particularly in retail and distribution, as well as construction.

Looser immigration and more opportunities for women to work are both part of the solution but the crisis will lead to serious disruption.

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