By Martin Gøttske
Japan’s shrinking population and aversion to mass immigration mean it is well placed to embrace robots and AI in the workforce. The country is entering unchartered territory for a modern economy. A consistently low birth rate has shrunk the working-age population by around 10 million since its mid-1990s peak, with another 20 million set to disappear from workplaces in the coming decades. At a time when the government is pressuring companies to cut infamously long working hours, raise wages and ensure holidays are taken, robotics and artificial intelligence look to be the only solutions.
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