Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

As China ages, what lessons does Japan hold for its shrinking workforce?

  • China’s population challenges are only too familiar to neighbouring Japan, which has been grappling with its own crisis for years
  • Experts say Tokyo’s pension system reforms and its use of robotics and automation could offer some ideas for Beijing

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents rest at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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