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Japan May Limit Hiring of Temporary Workers

Read the article Japan May Limit Hiring of Temporary Workers (follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window) and then consider answers to the questions below.


Question 1

Define the terms:

  • Temporary workers
  • Deflation.

Question 2

Explain why the strengthening Yen is eroding Japan's export earnings.

Question 3

Analyse the Japanese government's decision to ban the former government's policy of letting companies hire temporary workers to adjust payroll size in line with production.

Question 4

Evaluate the policy of cutting labour numbers in a recession.