Workforce and Employment

Japan’s workforce will be 20% smaller by 2040

As many as 12 million Japanese people may disappear from Japan's workforce Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

Sean Fleming

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Japan’s shrinking working-age population is a demographic timebomb. Image: OECD
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Ageing populations are a major challenge to business growth. Image: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018

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The number of working-age people will fall by 28% by 2050. Image: Institute for Structural Research
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