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  • 20 Jul 2018 14:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The new residency program introduced last year to give fourth-generation descendants of Japanese overseas opportunities to live and work in Japan has raised hopes the government will ease the conditions to let family members come along — a privilege afforded to third-generation descendants.

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

  • 20 Jul 2018 14:04 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan's new residency program for overseas workers will be expanded to include key yet understaffed manufacturing fields that supply parts to automakers and other mainstay industries.

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

  • 14 Jul 2018 14:01 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan had the highest number of nonregular workers in 2017, the government said Friday, reflecting the growing number of elderly people working after retirement.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 06 Jul 2018 11:53 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Personnel expenses at Japan's large corporations have grown to their highest level in 16 years as a deepening shortage of workers has forced them to increase pay for part-timers.

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

  • 06 Jul 2018 11:50 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The health ministry began its first-ever national survey earlier this month on the working conditions for pregnant women employed by small and medium-sized companies, as part of efforts to implement work style reforms to support them, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

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

  • 04 Jul 2018 17:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s Parliament tightened limits on overtime hours, responding to concerns about karoshi, or death by overwork, and seeking to improve productivity in a country where long hours are often more a custom than business necessity.

    Source: https://www.business-standard.com/

  • 03 Jul 2018 17:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japanese employers and employees will have to work together to improve workers' skills or risk being left behind by the digital revolution, according to the upcoming Annual Report on the Japanese Economy and Public Finance 2018.

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

  • 24 Jun 2018 12:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    June 1, 2018, is a day that will go down in Japanese labor law history. A single day saw two verdicts from two similar cases handed down by the Supreme Court, both based on the 2012 amendment to the Labor Contract Law.

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

  • 22 Jun 2018 12:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    More than one-quarter of the Japanese workers taking part in a survey admitted that the thought of killing their boss had crossed their mind on at least one occasion, underlining the stresses that employees here are often under.

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

  • 15 Jun 2018 13:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Workers are signing up for second jobs in record numbers to earn extra cash as wages stagnate, stirring hopes of a rise in consumer spending but adding to fears of overwork in a society notorious for long hours.

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

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