The article deals with the changes that take place in a traditional Japanese model of human resources management. Even though the traditional model and specific Japanese approach to human resources resulted from long years of practice, culture, beliefs and traditions being deeply rooted in the society; world trends, economy fluctuations, foreign capital investments, free flow of the workforce, know-how exchange and internationalizing environment, all of this elements influence the future shape of Japanese Human Resources management. Demographic changes and an ageing society are the challenges that have to be solved. Implementation of new strategies is the only solution for Japanese companies if they want to be able to compete both globally and on the national market. The authoress, on the basis of the research and thorough studies on the extent of Japanese HRM evolution in recent years and own experience gained in Japan, tries to anticipate the main directions of the Japanese HRM changes in the future.
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