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  • 18 Sep 2019 15:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    SAPPORO--A court on Tuesday ordered a hospital operator in northern Japan to pay 1.65 million yen damages to a man, after it refused to employ him last year for failing to report his HIV infection.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 17 Sep 2019 15:21 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO — The Japanese government will take steps to secure employment opportunities for the elderly, based on a recent survey that showed a record-high 8.62 million people aged 65 or older held jobs in 2018.

    Source: https://business.inquirer.net/

  • 16 Sep 2019 15:30 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A male employee is suing sportswear maker Asics Corp. for alleged mistreatment after taking paternity leave, a case that has cast a spotlight on gender equality and workers’ rights in Japan.

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

  • 16 Sep 2019 15:24 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government held a uniform employment examination for people with disabilities on Sunday, for the second time since a hiring scandal came to light last year. A total of 3,104 people took the first-stage test paper in hope of securing one of the 248 jobs on offer. The exam took place at 15 locations in nine cities, including Tokyo and Osaka.

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

  • 12 Sep 2019 15:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Around 60% of freelance workers in Japan have experienced power harassment, and close to 40% have been subject to sexual harassment, according to the results of a survey announced by three freelancer groups in the capital on Sept. 10. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp


  • 05 Sep 2019 15:10 | JHRS (Administrator)

    People aged 50 or older and out of the workforce in Japan could increase by 29 percent from 2018, to 59 per 100 people, by 2050, straining public retirement schemes, the OECD said in a recent report that suggested reforms are needed.

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

  • 04 Sep 2019 18:53 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan needs to implement reforms as people aged 50 or older and out of the workforce could increase 29 percent to 59 per 100 workers by 2050 from 2018, straining public retirement schemes, the OECD said in a recent report. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 30 Aug 2019 18:59 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s unemployment rate hit a 26-year low in July, government data showed Friday, on the back of a serious labor shortage as the country’s population rapidly grays.

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

  • 27 Aug 2019 15:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A majority of companies where in-person customer service plays a major role in their business, such as banks and airlines, have dress codes requiring women to wear high-heeled shoes, according to a survey by Kyodo News.

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

  • 25 Aug 2019 15:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Over 3,000 foreign laborers are set to work under new visas introduced in April, the leader of the Immigration Services Agency said. The agency envisions starting a public certification system for dedicated supporters of foreign people, Commissioner Shoko Sasaki, 57, said in a recent interview.

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

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