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  • 12 Sep 2020 14:18 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo-- Only 42.6 percent of companies in Japan are actively promoting women to managerial positions, down 7.4 points from last year, according to a recent private survey.


  • 07 Sep 2020 14:51 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many companies in Japan are introducing employee allowances to cover costs related to teleworking, such as utility fees and internet charges, as remote working increases amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.


  • 02 Sep 2020 15:14 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The number of people dismissed from their jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic totaled 50,326 in Japan as of Monday, the government said Tuesday. The number of such people — mainly so-called nonregular workers, a category that includes those with low-paying, part-time jobs — grew by more than 10,000 every month between May and July, and by 9,000 in August, according to a labor ministry survey.


  • 25 Aug 2020 13:29 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan will allow foreign trainees who are unable to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic even after their technical internship programs have ended to switch jobs and stay in the country from early September, the government said Tuesday.


  • 24 Aug 2020 13:28 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Bright sunlight and a distant horizon were the first sight that greeted Masashi Arai each morning from his hotel window in the seaside town of Toba, in central Japan, a stark contrast from the steel and glass towers Arai normally sees from his Tokyo Bay office -- and the perfect place to combine six weeks of work and leisure.


  • 05 Aug 2020 13:23 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Japan’s labour ministry is working to extend a special employment subsidy to help firms hit by the coronavirus pandemic that would keep furloughed workers on the payroll, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.


  • 30 Jul 2020 14:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government will allow the reentry of some foreign nationals with residence status, starting on August 5. Japan currently denies entry of foreigners from 146 countries and regions as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Foreign residents are also barred from reentering Japan once they leave the country, unless there are special circumstances.


  • 29 Jul 2020 14:04 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japanese employees were the least satisfied with their work environments in terms of novel coronavirus measures according to a soon-to-be-released six-nation survey, which Jiji Press reported Wednesday.


  • 26 Jul 2020 14:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Electronics retailer Nojima has decided to let employees work until they are 80 years old if they choose to, raising its retirement age from 65 to retain experienced workers in a graying Japan.


  • 25 Jul 2020 14:12 | JHRS (Administrator)

    OSAKA -- When 15 employees in the credit risk analysis division at Kansai Mirai Bank returned to their downtown Osaka office for the first time in three months on July 10, they sat at desks separated by cardboard partitions.


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