AUGUST 2020  / INVESTING IN JAPAN

New ways for the new normal

Randstad Japan helps businesses implement new strategies for the workplace

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“When accounting functions are replaced by AI, these people with strong numerical and maths skills can be reskilled so that they can be redeployed”

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Same target, new deadline

A record number of women have joined Japan’s workforce, but the government has admitted that its deadline of 2020 to see 30% of women holding leadership roles in the public and private sectors has been missed — and missed badly.

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Welcome to Japan?

At the beginning of April, the government of Japan imposed a ban on entry and re-entry into the country as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, but this move would ultimately leave an estimated 190,000 permanent and long-term non-Japanese residents stranded abroad.

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Sustainable happiness

It’s been easy to feel down this year. Many of the things that make us happy — such as trips, festivals, and parties — had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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southgate

Founded in Tokyo in 2016 by Japanese and US lawyers from top global firms, southgate advises on inbound and outbound M&A, venture capital, and commercial matters.

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Eurobiz International School Guide 2020

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The right partner

Edo Castle — the nexus of power of the Tokugawa Shogunate and now part of the Imperial Palace complex — was the site of political authority, as well as drama and upheaval, for five centuries.

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Shielding and safeguarding

Green issues have been a major focus of Pekka Haavisto’s career since he became a member of Finnish parliament in 1987

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Thinking preventively

When public health is at stake, the sharing of information between medical institutions, tech companies, and government agencies can mean the difference between containing a pandemic and allowing it to spiral out of control.

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K&L Gates

K&L Gates is an international law firm with approximately 1,700 lawyers across five continents. Its Tokyo office offers full-service Japanese legal advice with a focus on commercial, healthcare, employment law, and Japanese litigation, as well as cross-border M&A, asset finance, and intellectual property matters.

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A new priority

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Czech Republic has developed a platform called Connecting Czech Republic — under the umbrella of the nation’s Country for the Future innovation strategy…

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A leg up

With more than a third of Japan’s population expected to be 65 and over by 2050, there will be a growing number of creaky knees and arthritic joints across the country.

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Fragile

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the fragility of our interconnected global economy. The world is now counting the cost of broken supply chains and a resulting shortage of materials and products.

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Umicore Japan KK

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group that dedicates most of its R&D efforts to developing clean mobility materials and recycling solutions.

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Eurobiz Japan’s International School Guide

We know that every parent wants to see their child get the very best education. Since Japan is home to so many excellent international schools, it’s important to take the time to find the right one.

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Focused on the future

After becoming one of the worst-hit countries in Europe for cases of Covid-19, Spain has eased its lockdown measures and is working to carefully reopen its economy.

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Strengthening partnerships

Against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the EBC is releasing its 2020 white paper, Strengthening partnerships in crisis and opportunities alike.

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Office Mugino

Office Mugino is a Tokyo-based brand consultancy firm with branches and partnerships in several countries including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, and the US.

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