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  • 18 May 2018 13:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A record-high 98 percent of newly minted university graduates landed jobs at the beginning of this fiscal year, government data showed Friday, reflecting a recovering economy.

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

  • 13 May 2018 19:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Katsushi Oshiro, 43, a former salesman diagnosed with early-onset dementia, takes a bus to the car dealership where he works four days a week, being careful to view his commuting route using photos and a map to avoid getting lost.

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

  • 11 May 2018 12:48 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cabinet minister called on Friday for a law to strengthen relief and protection for victims of sexual harassment, but stopped short of urging legal changes to make such acts a crime.

    Source: https://www.reuters.com/

  • 11 May 2018 12:28 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Facing the worst labor shortage in decades, Japan’s carmakers have seen the light: hire more women. The problem is they’re all having the same epiphany at the same time, and so now find themselves fighting over the world’s smallest pool of female engineering graduates.

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

  • 08 May 2018 12:16 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Apparel company Sanyo Shokai suffered a crushing blow three years ago when it lost one of its main income sources: a contract to make and sell Burberry products in Japan. To recover, management cut payroll and shifted more resources to online sales. Then, last September, it instituted a program that reflects far broader changes now sweeping corporate Japan.

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

  • 03 May 2018 10:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The case of former Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda's alleged sexual harassment of a female TV reporter has put the spotlight on workplace sexual abuse. However, there appears to be little public awareness of job-seeking female college students falling victim to corporate harassers.

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 25 Apr 2018 10:10 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japanese companies are facing a workforce automation problem. It’s not the kind you normally hear about, though — workers aren’t afraid they’ll lose their jobs to machines. Instead, the companies need to engineer robots to replace the droves of Japanese workers approaching retirement age.

    Source: https://futurism.com/

  • 23 Apr 2018 11:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO • Some 63 public school teachers in Japan died of overwork over a 10-year period up to 2016, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper has reported, marking the first time that data for such cases is being made public and putting greater scrutiny on the long hours faced by the country's teachers.

    Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/

  • 20 Apr 2018 11:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    According to the 2017 Labor Force Survey conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of employed senior citizens (65 and older) in Japan reached a record 8.07 million. Elderly workers increased by 370,000 compared to 2016, bringing the ratio of senior citizens in the overall workforce of 65.3 million to 12.3%, also a record high.

    Source: https://www.nippon.com/

  • 18 Apr 2018 11:37 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A local government in central Japan has ordered smokers to complete a 45-minute “decontamination period” between stubbing out their last cigarette and using lifts in the city hall.

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

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