なぜ、外国人人材を雇用するのか?日本の人口統計(速報値)から考える Why hire foreign personnel? Thinking from Japan’s demographics (preliminary figures)




Why hire foreign personnel? Thinking from Japan’s demographics (preliminary figures)

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Here are some preliminary figures from Japan’s demographics.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ Population Estimate, the total population of Japan as of August 1, 2019 (preliminary figures) is about 126.23 million.
Among them, the elderly population over 65 years old is about 35.716,000, accounting for 28.29% of the total.
About 1 in 4 people are elderly, but considering the progress of the declining birthrate and aging population, it is desirable to use foreigners and seniors as both wheels to secure the labor force.

What about actual practice?
In reality, depending on the actual work, there may be some occupations where it is difficult for seniors to work.
Therefore, the Japanese government seems to be paying attention to the use of foreign human resources.
In addition, for example, because it is a foreigner, there may be many viewpoints and ideas that Japanese people do not have and opinions from foreigners.
For example, in the inbound-related industry, it seems that there are cases where foreign personnel are actively used not only for customer service but also for planning such as marketing.

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