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Japan human resources development panel holds 1st meeting

  • September 11, 2017
  • , Jiji Press , 10:22 p.m.
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Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government’s new task force to discuss specific measures for a revolution in human resources development, a new key policy of the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, held its first meeting on Monday.

“We can’t realize the policy without financial resources,” Abe told the meeting, which he chairs, stressing the importance of securing revenues.

The members of the team include Lynda Gratton, a London Business School professor known for her work in the field of human resources development.

As a main topic, the task force will discuss making preschool and higher education free of charge and expanding a planned grant-type scholarship program. It will meet about once a month, with a view to compiling a final report in summer next year.

“The revolution in human resources development is the cornerstone for the Abe cabinet’s target of making Japan a country where all people can play active roles,” the prime minister said. Gratton stressed the need to think about a time when many people will live until 100 and work until their 80s.

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