Himeda Konatsu
  • Himeda Konatsu 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2017.04.11
Journalist. Relocated to Shanghai in 1997. In 1998 founded a Japanese-language information magazine covering trends among Japanese businesses targeting China. After stepping down as editor in the summer of 2008, launched the online Asia biz Forum (AbF) to provide information on Chinese and Asian business. Graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Public Economics and Administration in 2014. Her works include Chūgoku de kateru chūshōkigyō no jinzai senryaku (Successful Human Resource Strategies for Small- and Medium-Sized Companies in the Chinese Market).
Easier Permanent Residency for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals—Is Japan Ready?2017.04.11

The administration of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has made luring more “highly skilled foreign professionals” to Japan a critical link in its growth strategy. Yet the problems could far outweigh the benefits if more and more immigrants are allowed into Japan before appropriate preparations are put in place.
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Japan’s Dilemma of Attracting and Keeping Foreign Talent2017.01.11

Demand for foreign employees is on the rise in Japan, both as a way to boost the country’s international competitiveness and to shore up the workforce as the population grays and birthrate falls. Yet Japanese companies will need to take an honest evaluation of their corporate culture if they hope to fully utilize and retain foreign talent.
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