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Japan's COVID emergency is over. Labor and chip shortages are not

Japan's COVID emergency is over. Labor and chip shortages are not

ponytailnoshushu

As a STEM researcher in Japan, we've had difficulty getting a lot of chemicals. Domestic production was halted for companies to make things like hand sanitizer. Those companies are still not back at 100% production. We are also having difficulty importing chemicals as well.


SilentRothe

Yes, I have a student who manages the machines in the labs at a large college and she says they’re having difficulty stocking even some common chemical substances required for their students lab work. Your comment surprised me because it’s out of my usual context lol.


Kazemel89

Has anyone else noticed supply chain issues or shortages. Have noticed packages ordered online are taking longer and longer times. But hearing a lot of crunches back home, any here in Japan?


shabackwasher

Friend had issues with meat supply and I have noticed shrinking package sizes at the supermarkets. Price holds the same or more though. I imagine we will only see shrinkflation unless the shit really hits the fan.