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  • 10 May 2019 15:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The number of people applying for public elementary school teaching positions across Japan reached a record low of 3.2 people for every available position in fiscal 2018, the education ministry has found.


  • 09 May 2019 15:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    With unemployment at a 26-year low, Japanese companies are facing stiff competition for talent. But younger people entering the workforce often resent everything that made the Japanese corporate environment globally notorious: long hours, strict top-down discipline and rewards based on loyalty and seniority.

  • 07 May 2019 15:11 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Close to 40 percent of employers feel they have low retention rates for regular employees hired in the middle of their careers, according to a survey.


  • 29 Apr 2019 14:37 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- With Japan's revised immigration rules having taken effect on April 1, moves to accept more foreign workers are picking up steam as the country struggles to cope with a serious labor crunch. Not surprisingly, there are snags.

  • 29 Apr 2019 14:33 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s jobless rate stood at 2.5% in March 2019, steady compared to the same period last year, according to data from Statistics Japan. The number of unemployed persons in March 2019 was 1.74 million, an increase of 10,000 or 0.6% from the previous year.


  • 26 Apr 2019 14:39 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.5 percent in March, up 0.2 percentage point from the previous month, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Friday.

  • 24 Apr 2019 14:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A majority of young female recruits in Japan desire both full-time careers and a family, with 90 percent expecting their future husbands to take paternity leave, according to recent findings by Tokyo-based recruitment information firm Disco Inc.


  • 22 Apr 2019 14:35 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Major firms will begin hiring university graduates year-round, Keidanren said Monday, revamping Japan’s long-standing education-to-employment pathway in response to the changing labor market.


  • 21 Apr 2019 15:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    There’s no denying that Japan, amid a severe labor crunch and a shrinking population, will need to rely more on foreign workers in the coming years, and that’s especially true for small and midsize companies.

  • 18 Apr 2019 15:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    [TOKYO] Foreign labourers with sufficient Japanese language skills will for the first time be enlisted to decommission the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under new visa rules, the station's operator said Thursday.


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