Japan SPOTLIGHT March/April 2016 issue
COVER STORY: Structural Reform of Local Economies
Policies to Enhance Japan's Growth Potential
Japan's local economies offer numerous good business opportunities. There are many business sectors, in particular tertiary sectors, in the Japanese regions that are currently suffering from extremely low productivity. But it would be easy to enhance productivity in these sectors with only a little effort, since most of them simply lack skillful business management. With the transfer of some human management resources from Tokyo to these local areas, these sectors would show a vastly improved business performance and enable local economies to achieve higher productivity and wealth.