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  • 12 Jan 2021 17:48 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A key measure in the nation’s second state of emergency, declared by the government for Tokyo and neighboring prefectures to curb rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, is preventing workers from congregating at offices, which is thought to make it more likely for them to go out and dine after hours.


  • 12 Jan 2021 17:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The job-based employment system, which is mainstream in the United States and Europe, is spreading in Japan as it has become necessary for companies operating globally to unify their systems at home and abroad.


  • 11 Jan 2021 17:45 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese education ministry has opened a section on its website providing information on jobs at schools in the country as a way of supporting efforts to maintain employment by companies affected by the fallout of the novel coronavirus epidemic.


  • 04 Jan 2021 15:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO - Japan could declare another state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures in the near future to curb the spread of the coronavirus as infections have continued rising, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga suggested Monday.


  • 02 Jan 2021 15:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Shall we roast marshmallows at the meeting? With camping more popular amid the coronavirus pandemic, a company in Japan is bringing business to the great outdoors via work and team-building venues at campsites.


  • 24 Dec 2020 15:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan is planning to introduce a system of more flexible paternity leave that can be taken soon after childbirth to raise the persistently low rate of men taking such leave and lessen the burden on their partners, officials said Thursday.


  • 20 Dec 2020 15:20 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The coronavirus has led to job losses in the food service industry, and although growing sectors such as high tech and finance have the capacity to absorb more workers, the different knowledge and skills required have prevented people from changing careers.


  • 09 Dec 2020 15:21 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The number of students who are set to graduate from high schools next spring and were seeking jobs as of the end of October fell 10.1% from the end of September last year to 152,402, hitting the lowest level ever, a labor ministry survey showed Tuesday.


  • 01 Dec 2020 12:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    (Bloomberg) -- Nomura Holdings Inc. plans to make flexible work permanent for employees in Japan once the pandemic ends, underscoring how the health crisis may hasten changes to work styles in the nation.


  • 01 Dec 2020 12:45 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan is loosening regulations on part-time work for foreign nationals stuck in the country due to the novel coronavirus and having trouble supporting themselves, the government said Tuesday.


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