Research achievements (Lectures, oral presentations, posters, etc.)

Basic information

Name TRELFA Douglas Arthur

Presentation title

Labor Force Trends and Challenges in Japan & the Southeast U.S.

Name (Japanese kanji)


Name (Roman Alphabet)


Name of conference

40th SEUS Japan Annual Joint Meeting

Date held


Presence/absence of invitation

Batu(Ordinary Lecture)

Language of publication used


Conference category

International Conference

Type of presentation

Symposium / Workshop Panel (Nominated)

Organizer of conference

SEUS Japan


Greenville, S.C.





Both Japan and the United States are facing a demographic shift in their work force as the “Baby Boomer” generation in the United States retires and Japan’s population decrease continues to cause labor shortages. How are these issues being addressed in each country? Additionally, how is each country ensuring that each respective labor force is better trained to face the newer, more innovative and technical jobs, especially as they relate to manufacturing? What can government do to help cultivate more entrepreneurs, inventors, technology and innovation start‐ups as another option of employment?