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

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  • 13 Jul 2011 11:56 | JHRS (Administrator)
    The Japanese government is sending 96 Japanese English teachers to the U.S. this month to participate in a six-month training program. The teachers will take courses in English education at seven universities. They will stay with American host families and work as interns at American secondary schools.


  • 12 Jul 2011 11:24 | JHRS (Administrator)

    FUKUOKA - About 50 Kyushu Electric Power Co. employees and affiliates were involved in attempting to orchestrate an e-mail campaign, posing as ordinary citizens, in support of the restart of its nuclear reactors on a government-sponsored TV program, according to an internal investigation by the utility.


  • 10 Jul 2011 12:06 | JHRS (Administrator)
    FUKUOKA - An employee of a Kyushu Electric Power Co. subsidiary blew the whistle on a recent deception in which the utility ordered employees of its offices and subsidiaries to send e-mails supporting the restart of two nuclear reactors to a meeting for local residents, the Japanese Communist Party said.

  • 07 Jul 2011 11:17 | JHRS (Administrator)

    According to figures released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Tuesday, nominal average monthly cash earnings per regular employee in Japan rose 1.1% year-on-year to Y271,621 in May. Overtime pay fell 3.2% in May, according to the data.

    Base wages fell 0.4% in May, for the fifth straight month with a year-on-yeah drop.


  • 23 Jun 2011 12:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    OSAKA - Despite Asia offering the highest proportion of pay rises globally in 2011, 27% of professionals working across Japan did not receive a salary increase this year, according to a global survey of more than 3,200 professionals released by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters on Wednesday.


  • 22 Jun 2011 22:44 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp said Tuesday it will hire 3,000 to 4,000 temporary workers in Japan to be ready for a recovery in vehicle production as automakers bounce back from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.


  • 17 Jun 2011 18:23 | JHRS (Administrator)
    Japan's Honda Motor says it will hire about 1,000 temporary workers to boost its production this year.

  • 16 Jun 2011 18:43 | JHRS (Administrator)
    A record 1,181 people filed for workers' compensation in fiscal 2010 due to work-related mental stress, setting an all-time high for the second year in a row, according to the labor ministry.


    1. 16 Jun 2011 18:35 | JHRS (Administrator)
      A total of 330 local government employees in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures were killed or went missing while on duty in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, according to an investigation by The Yomiuri Shimbun.


      1. 16 Jun 2011 18:31 | JHRS (Administrator)
        TEPCO began in late April paying preliminary compensation to victims of the nuclear disaster. For example, up to 1 million yen is paid to households who evacuated due to the nuclear crisis, and as of late May, up to 2.5 million yen can be paid to people in agriculture, forestry and fisheries businesses affected by the incident.


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