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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 10 Mar 2019 15:50 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan will strengthen monitoring of businesses that hire foreign workers under a government-administered technical training program, moving to crack down on illegal overtime hours and nonpayment of wages amid a labor shortage.


  • 01 Mar 2019 15:57 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Companies started Friday to offer employment seminars for third-year university students due to graduate in spring 2020, marking the opening of the last job-hunting season under the rules set by Japan’s biggest business lobby.

  • 01 Mar 2019 15:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 2.5 percent in January, reflecting a rising number of women quitting their jobs for better positions amid the tightest labor market in decades, government data showed Friday.


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