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-------------------- Japan's labor force in decline --------------------
As its society ages, the country is looking for ways to bolster its shrinking workforce with retirees, women and underemployed youths.
By Michiyo Nakamoto Financial Times
November 20 2006
These days Sachi Horikawa often leaves the office an hour or two before her colleagues. Horikawa, who works at Tokyo Electric Power, can do so because her boss is letting her take up to two hours off each day until her 2-year-old son starts attending elementary school.
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