Category: economic security

Japan Looks to Accept More Foreign Workers Amid Acute Labor Shortages

Japan has some of the most restrictive immigration laws in the world but it’s looking to make it easier for local companies to bring in talented foreign workers to some of its less populated regions by offering a fast-track path to permanent residency. According to Nikkei Asia, the Japanese government will revise a point-based system…


Japan Flags Vulnerability to Supply Chain Reliance on China Ahead of Introducing New Economic Security Legislation

Japan flagged its supply-side vulnerabilities in a recent report, highlighting risks posed by the country’s heavy dependence on Chinese imports. On Feb. 3, Japan’s Cabinet Office released the latest edition of its twice-yearly World Economic Trends report. The report analyzes Japanese, American, and German goods trade with China, underscoring Japan’s larger share of imports from…