April 5th, 2016
Episode 497 of 646 episodes
Mariko Oi reports on efforts by Japanese companies and the government to change Japan's entrenched work culture. She visits one company paying and promoting staff by ability rather than by the traditional Japanese metric - age. And she finds out whether efforts by Shinzo Abe's government to bring more women into the workforce are bearing fruit. Plus government adviser and entrepreneur William Saito talks about the changes needed to get Japan growing again, and Seijiro Takeshita from the University of Shizuoka talks about the cult of the long-hours salaryman and the damage it's doing. (Photo: Commuters in Tokyo, Credit: Getty Images)
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