HR-ON-THE-GO: Japan HR News Roundup

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  • 25 Mar 2019 16:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Around 50 percent of home care workers reported in a recent government survey that they had experienced some form of harassment from those being cared for, it was learned Sunday.


  • 23 Mar 2019 16:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Ahead of more foreign workers being accepted in Japan from April, the government is to require foreign workers’ residence card ID numbers in reports that their employers submit to the labor ministry, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 


  • 19 Mar 2019 16:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo, March 19 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government, at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, adopted a bill aimed at preventing government ministries and agencies and other public organizations from overstating the employment of disabled people.

  • 16 Mar 2019 16:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan will tighten oversight of pay for foreign employees through ordinances issued Friday, aiming to address major concerns over working conditions as the country prepares to accept more labor from abroad starting next month.


  • 15 Mar 2019 16:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government released Friday a set of ordinances on how to enlist foreign workers under a new visa system that will start from April, including requiring employers to pay wages equivalent to or higher than those of Japanese nationals.

  • 14 Mar 2019 16:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    SAPPORO - The government has warned companies against dismissing or unfairly treating foreign trainees who get pregnant while working in the country, officials said Thursday.


  • 13 Mar 2019 16:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Announcing their response to union demands in the annual “spring offensive” wage negotiations, Honda proposed a basic wage hike of ¥1,400 per month compared with ¥1,700 last year, while a swathe of electronics companies responded with ¥1,000 compared with ¥1,500 a year ago.


  • 13 Mar 2019 15:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese firms offered smaller pay increases at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth.

  • 13 Mar 2019 15:48 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Major firms are set to raise wages for a sixth straight year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept up the pressure on businesses to boost pay in an effort to beat deflation that has dogged Japan for nearly two decades.


  • 11 Mar 2019 16:10 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Justice Ministry plans to require foreign workers entering the country using new working visas to submit medical certificates, sources with knowledge of the matter have said.


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