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  • 16 Feb 2024 01:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Pizza delivery giant Domino's has apologized after a video surfaced online Monday of an employee pretending to pick his nose and wipe it on pizza dough — the latest in a spate of similar incidents to go viral online.

    The video, which was posted at around 3 p.m. Monday on the Bakusai forum website, showed what appeared to be a uniformed Domino's Pizza employee picking his nose and rubbing it on the pizza dough.


  • 14 Feb 2024 19:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo, Feb. 14 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government advisory panel Wednesday proposed hikes in hospital visit fees paid by outpatients for their initial and follow-up medical examinations, in order to increase salaries of health care workers.


  • 14 Feb 2024 19:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government has decided to revamp its foreign-trainee programme, which has faced criticism for exploiting cheap labour. The country is now introducing a new system aimed at teaching skills and protecting the rights of trainees.


  • 14 Feb 2024 18:42 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government approved a bill Tuesday to improve labor conditions for truck drivers, promoting better pay and implementing measures to reduce hours worked in response to the labor shortage in the logistics industry.


  • 01 Feb 2024 01:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Jiji Press)—The average ratio of effective job openings to seekers in Japan rose for the second straight year in 2023 as demand for labor grew following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions and amid serious workforce shortages, government data showed Tuesday.


  • 31 Jan 2024 23:35 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japanese companies are hiring more people as the economy bounces back from a coronavirus downturn. The increase has yet to surpass pre-pandemic levels for jobs as businesses struggle with higher materials costs.

    The labor ministry says the ratio of openings to job seekers increased for the second straight year in 2023 to 1.31. That means there were 131 positions offered for every 100 applicants. It's an uptick of 0.03 points from 2022.


  • 31 Jan 2024 03:33 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO - The number of foreign workers in Japan as of the end of last October topped 2 million for the first time, government data showed Friday, as the country grapples with labor shortages amid an aging population.

    The rise to a record 2,048,675 foreign workers, up 225,950, or 12.4 percent, from the previous year, was also due to a recovery in the number of technical interns following the end of Japan's strict coronavirus border controls.


  • 31 Jan 2024 03:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s labor market showed further signs of tightness in December, driven by a manpower shortage across a swath of sectors in a closely watched development as companies engage in annual wage negotiations with unions.


  • 14 Jan 2024 01:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japanese construction workers on Wednesday resumed landfill work at the new site of the U.S. military base on Okinawa despite protests by the island's residents that the move tramples on their rights and raises environmental concerns.


  • 14 Jan 2024 01:44 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Abolishing mandatory retirement will be key to Japan securing the workers it needs amid a population decline, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a new economic report on the country published Thursday.


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