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  • 14 Jan 2018 14:44 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Work-related incidents in Japan killed 22 foreign trainees over a three-year period from fiscal 2014, government data showed Sunday, reflecting the risk that laborers brought here could face dangerous or exploitative conditions.

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

  • 13 Jan 2018 14:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- As the Japanese labor force continues to shrink, companies are increasingly counting on foreigners to fill the gap, especially in such short-staffed businesses as construction and security.

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

  • 12 Jan 2018 14:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO--Japanese companies are striving to make it possible for employees diagnosed with cancer to continue their work lives as normal, even while they undergo treatment.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 06 Jan 2018 14:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Companies across a wide range of industries using IT are struggling to secure talented workers, while shopping and services are increasingly going online and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is expanding. If the issue is not addressed promptly, it may have a negative impact on the government’s growth strategy.

    Source: https://borneobulletin.com.bn

  • 05 Jan 2018 14:39 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In an annual survey of the most popular jobs among preschoolers and elementary schoolers, the “scientist and scholar” job category clinched the top spot among Japanese boys for the first time in 15 years, following the recent Nobel Prize awards to Japanese scientists, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. has said.

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

  • 04 Jan 2018 14:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Fast Retailing Co., the parent company of major retailer Uniqlo, has put out the welcome mat for Japan’s small number of recognized refugees, offering job opportunities for some who might dream of careers in fashion or sales.

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

  • 03 Jan 2018 13:25 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The lure of nature and a slower pace of life are attracting a growing number of young women to Japan’s traditionally male-dominated forestry business, and their participation may help it cope with an aging workforce and a shortage of manpower.

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

  • 02 Jan 2018 13:23 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In 2016, the Labor Standards Inspection Office inspected 5,672 workplaces hiring foreign “trainees” across the country. The office then found that 70.6 percent of them, or 4,004, were violating labor laws and related ordinances, including those governing work hour limits, safety measures and wage payments.

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

  • 26 Dec 2017 13:26 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Workers will see a 1 percent increase in their total earnings next year, the most since 1997, as rising profits and the tightest labor market in decades add upward pressure on pay, a Bloomberg survey shows.

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

  • 26 Dec 2017 13:19 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Dec. 26 marks five years since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's return to power. While he likes to boast about the accomplishments of his administration such as business improvements and stock price growth, looking at Japan's places in international rankings including women's statuses and competitiveness, one cannot help but feel concerned about the country's future.

    Source: https://mainichi.jp

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