Japan business group chief calls for more foreign workers

The head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned of a “worsening and intensifying” labour shortage and called on the government to consider changing immigration controls on foreign workers. The warning comes as Japanese companies ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to step up price cuts for off-patent drugs

TOKYO -- Japan will slash in increments its government-set prices of originator drugs whose patents have expired, part of efforts of stem the country's rapidly increasing health costs. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has drawn up a proposal for ... ( read original story ...)