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  • 08 May 2020 12:58 | JHRS (Administrator)
    Employment conditions for Japan's foreign residents, many of whom work in nonpermanent or fixed-term positions, have continually worsened as the economy is taking a battering from the effects of the novel coronavirus. 


  • 07 May 2020 13:10 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Labor shortages are becoming more acute in the elderly care and agriculture sectors as foreigners with certain skills who have acquired the new resident status introduced in Japan in April 2019 have been unable to come to the country due to entry restrictions the Japanese government has put into place in response to the epidemic.


  • 07 May 2020 13:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan is likely to pay workers furloughed due to the new coronavirus crisis the same amount as regular unemployment benefits, Nikkei has learned.


  • 06 May 2020 13:00 | JHRS (Administrator)

    OSAKA -- COVID-19 is throwing growing numbers of foreign workers in Japan out of work, and leaving many in financially precarious situations with no solution in sight.


  • 05 May 2020 13:12 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Workers in hospitality, tourism and other industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as parents have appealed to the government for more financial and other support, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended the nationwide state of emergency on Monday by over three weeks.

  • 03 May 2020 12:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo, May 3 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will raise the ceiling on employment adjustment subsidies given to companies that put workers on temporary paid leave, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a television program on Sunday.


  • 01 May 2020 13:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Employers who deny pregnant women's requests to take time off during the novel coronavirus pandemic may be named and shamed under a new labor ministry guideline coming in early May.


  • 01 May 2020 13:04 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Employers and universities have welcomed the growing debate on pushing back the Japanese academic year's start to September, hoping to encourage more students to study abroad and expand the nation's pool of globally competitive talent.


  • 29 Apr 2020 13:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- A Mainichi Shimbun survey of 100 people using services provided by "Hello Work" public employment security offices nationwide found that 30% of respondents believe "the spread of the novel coronavirus has had a great impact" on their unemployment status.


  • 26 Apr 2020 13:21 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Supermarket cashiers who risk infection by going to work deserve government cash payouts just as much as those at home on furlough, said the minister leading Japan’s fight against the coronavirus in an interview with the Financial Times.


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