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  • 16 Nov 2022 00:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Companies in rural areas are struggling to stem the flow of skilled foreign workers to urban centers since a new visa system introduced in 2019 allowed them to switch jobs and work anywhere.


  • 11 Nov 2022 00:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Over half of companies in Japan are suffering from a shortage of full-time employees as the country's labor crunch, caused by the aging population but temporarily eased due to the pandemic-induced economic slowdown, is compounded by recovering economic activities, a recent survey found.


  • 10 Nov 2022 13:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) is looking to end the negative image of mid-career hires by rephrasing commonly used employment terms.


  • 09 Nov 2022 00:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Foreign workers in 46% of Japanese municipalities do not have sufficient access to Japanese-language classrooms, as rural areas struggle to procure the necessary number of teachers.


  • 08 Nov 2022 13:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Some companies are providing “inflation allowances” to help employees cope with rising consumer prices as labour officials call for more permanent support.


  • 28 Oct 2022 22:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s job availability ratio improved for the ninth consecutive month in September as employers looked to hire in preparation for a rebound in inbound tourism sparked by the removal of the nation’s pandemic-related daily arrival cap, government data showed Friday.


  • 26 Oct 2022 22:50 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Big Japanese companies are increasing the hiring of college graduates for the first time in four years, a Nikkei survey shows, as the economy recovers from a pandemic slump and a labor shortage intensifies competition for talent.


  • 26 Oct 2022 22:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan is planning to start allowing companies to pay wages to digital payment apps like PayPay and Rakuten Pay from April, the labor ministry said Wednesday, in a bid to promote cashless payments as a way to stimulate the economy.


  • 16 Oct 2022 14:45 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo-- The yen's sharp drop against the dollar and other currencies is making Japan less attractive to foreign workers, at a time when the average wage of a Japanese worker in dollar terms has fallen 40% the past decade.


  • 13 Oct 2022 14:50 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo--Complaints of abuses against foreign workers in Japan's government-sponsored internship program are increasing once again as the country opens up to more international arrivals, highlighting flaws in its response five years after enacting a law meant to provide better safeguards.


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