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  • 23 Apr 2018 11:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO • Some 63 public school teachers in Japan died of overwork over a 10-year period up to 2016, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper has reported, marking the first time that data for such cases is being made public and putting greater scrutiny on the long hours faced by the country's teachers.

    Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/

  • 20 Apr 2018 11:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    According to the 2017 Labor Force Survey conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of employed senior citizens (65 and older) in Japan reached a record 8.07 million. Elderly workers increased by 370,000 compared to 2016, bringing the ratio of senior citizens in the overall workforce of 65.3 million to 12.3%, also a record high.

    Source: https://www.nippon.com/

  • 18 Apr 2018 11:37 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A local government in central Japan has ordered smokers to complete a 45-minute “decontamination period” between stubbing out their last cigarette and using lifts in the city hall.

    Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/

  • 16 Apr 2018 14:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japanese workers appear headed for their biggest wage increase in two decades as companies led by the logistics and retail sectors compete for a slice of the country's ever-shrinking workforce.

    Source: https://asia.nikkei.com/

  • 16 Apr 2018 11:33 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japanese workers appear headed for their biggest wage increase in two decades as companies led by the logistics and retail sectors compete for a slice of the country's ever-shrinking workforce.

    Source: https://asia.nikkei.com/

  • 16 Apr 2018 11:29 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A stellar rally for smaller-sized Japanese companies over the last two years is about to face its biggest test yet should evidence emerge this earnings season that the country’s tight labor market is starting to erode profitability.

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/

  • 15 Apr 2018 14:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Nearly 20 percent of the nation’s job-hunting university students had secured informal offers for next spring as of April 1, a private survey shows. The 19.9 percent figure is 5.4 points higher than a year ago, according to the survey by job data provider Recruit Career Co.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 13 Apr 2018 14:45 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In an unusual move to narrow the pay gap between regular and nonregular employees, Japan Post Group will start phasing out the housing allowance for its regular employees in October, sources revealed.

    Source: http://www.asahi.com/

  • 11 Apr 2018 14:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    An informational meeting for Japanese companies seeking to hire South Koreans was held at the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo on Monday. Human resources officers from about 60 companies interested in hiring foreign workers, from such industries as real estate, food and transportation, took part in the meeting.

    Source: http://the-japan-news.com/

  • 09 Apr 2018 14:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Cultures of "matahara," or "maternity harassment," still present at Japanese workplaces, discourage women from having children, experts say, and may even influence when they become pregnant if they do.

    Source: https://www.usatoday.com/

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