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  • 06 Nov 2019 15:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    As Japan’s construction firms are squeezed by the tightest labor market since the 1970s and a rapidly aging population, they are pouring investment into technology — and providing unexpected support to an economy reeling from the bitter U.S.-China trade war.

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

  • 30 Oct 2019 18:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government is considering including some short-term contract workers and part-timers in the employee pension program as a measure to expand the retirement support system's scope, government officials said Wednesday. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 26 Oct 2019 18:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government plans to submit to next year’s regular Diet session a bill to revise the law for stable elderly employment to require firms to make efforts for securing jobs for workers after they reach 70. A subcommittee of an advisory panel under the ministry is working to draw up details of the amendment.

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

  • 23 Oct 2019 18:38 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- An all-time high of 25,942 foreign students in Japan found work at Japanese companies and changed their residence status last year, the Immigration Services Agency announced on Wednesday.

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

  • 16 Oct 2019 16:23 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The common scenario of career-type jobs waiting for Japanese university students upon graduation is becoming uncertain as large companies' hiring numbers have fallen since spring for the first time in nine years because of economic challenges, information technology disruptions and low-interest-rate environment.

    Source: https://en.businesstimes.cn/

  • 15 Oct 2019 16:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Job offers from large companies to university students have fallen below actual hiring numbers from spring for the first time in nine years as the low interest rate environment, information technology disruptions and other economic challenges squeeze corporate Japan.

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

  • 15 Oct 2019 16:11 | JHRS (Administrator)

    As technology blurs the boundaries between personal and professional lives, some pioneering companies in Japan are going against the grain by allowing employees to refuse work phone calls and emails on their days off.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/
  • 11 Oct 2019 14:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo--Some pioneering companies in Japan are going against the grain by allowing employees to refuse work phone calls and emails on their days off, in an age when technology is blurring the boundaries between personal and professional lives.

    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/

  • 09 Oct 2019 14:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan's largest labor organization will step up support for foreign workers and freelancers who find it difficult to join existing labor unions or form new unions by themselves, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/
  • 02 Oct 2019 14:44 | JHRS (Administrator)
    TOKYO -- With the Oct. 1 sales tax rise from 8% to 10% likely to put pressure on some vulnerable people's ability to cover even their most basic living costs, the Mainichi Shimbun spoke to laborers with no permanent residence who stay for extended periods in internet cafes, to find out how the hike will affect them. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/
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