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  • 08 Mar 2021 14:53 | JHRS (Administrator)

    After a public uproar over sexist remarks led to the resignation of the Tokyo Olympics chief in February, and prompted renewed calls for gender equality in Japan, the mass media industry is now facing questions over whether it can address an overwhelming dominance of male perspectives its own structure and output.

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

  • 08 Mar 2021 14:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo-- Japanese businesses have made progress in naming more women who have risen through the ranks to executive positions, but female participation in management still falls far short of levels in Western nations.

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

  • 02 Mar 2021 12:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan's jobless rate stood at 2.9% in January, compared with 3.0% in December, the Statistics Bureau said Tuesday, as strong government spending underpinned the economy amid a coronavirus state of emergency imposed since early in the year.

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

  • 25 Feb 2021 14:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will slash its hiring of new graduates in fiscal 2022 by 90% from the number that joined JAL group companies last spring, as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to continue putting pressure on travel demand.

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

  • 22 Feb 2021 14:25 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Recruitment and career development company Disco conducted a survey in December 2020 aimed at major companies in Japan, asking about hiring of highly qualified foreign workers. Of the 494 companies that responded, 35.4% recruited international students in 2020, indicating a slight increase from the previous year.

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

  • 17 Feb 2021 14:26 | JHRS (Administrator)
    TOKYO -- Businesses that disinfect offices and other facilities where people have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in Japan are slammed with work these days. It's a job that's indispensable in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, but because it requires expertise, it's not a job that many are engaged in. 


    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 15 Feb 2021 14:21 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The spread of COVID-19 infections has worsened corporate performance in Japan. The number of job seekers is on the rise amid the increase in layoffs and furloughs, while the number of offers is falling. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the tough employment market seems likely to continue.

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

  • 05 Feb 2021 16:11 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many nonregular, or contract, workers at large companies in Japan have not received compensation from their employers, despite being forced to take leave amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, prompting Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday to vow to end such discriminatory treatment.

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

  • 05 Feb 2021 16:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the employment and daily lives of foreign workers in Japan, despite their number hitting a record high of around 1.72 million in 2020.

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

  • 04 Feb 2021 16:15 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo--Many nonregular workers at large companies in Japan have not received compensation from their employers despite being forced to take leave amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, prompting Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to vow Thursday to end such discriminatory treatment.

    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/

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