3 comments on “How to boost corporate Japan: Stop speaking Japanese 三木谷浩史 (H. Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten)

  1. The future of Japan
    The Japan syndrome
    The biggest lesson the country may yet teach the world is about the growth-sapping effects of ageing
    http://www.economist.com/node/17522568?story_id=17522568
    “There are ways to overcome these hurdles—ways that would not only ensure living standards do not slip but also make for a more vibrant, inclusive economy. At present, for instance, 62% of working women quit their jobs after having their first child; less discrimination against them in the workplace would encourage them to go on working.
    Retired people could be coaxed back to work, especially if they could claim their pensions while working. More immigration could help Japan maintain an innovative streak that it risks losing as its workers age.
    The hardest task will be to raise Japan’s productivity to offset the looming manpower shortage.
    Deregulation would help, by making it easier to sell services (such as residential care) to the elderly, by freeing up finance to allow them to make better use of their savings, and by encouraging more competition in the domestic economy so that it can withstand the inevitable shocks to external trade.”

  2. Most of the countries are facing dreadful problems ahead. Some of both older and younger generations seem to blaming each other for the current economic debacles. None of simple minded comments and opinions seen in twitter or media reflect real problems.

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