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  • 05 Aug 2020 14:22 | 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.

    Source: https://www.reuters.com/

  • 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.

    Source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 07 Jul 2020 19:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Ministry officials counted 32,348 such workers from the end of January through last Friday. Some 4,000 were added over the past week. The figures were taken from job placement agencies nationwide and other sources.

    Source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/

  • 06 Jul 2020 19:44 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Students spent an average of about ¥29,000 on job hunting between March and May, about a third of last year’s amount, as the move to online recruitment amid the coronavirus pandemic cut their related transport and accommodation expenses, a survey has showed.

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

  • 04 Jul 2020 19:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Based on a labor market survey by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in April, the employed population of women dropped by 530,000 from the same month the previous year to 29.30 million -- the first such downward shift in over eight years.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/


  • 03 Jul 2020 19:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Unlike most major global powers, Japan has been spared an explosion in unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic, despite the world’s third-biggest economy suffering its first recession in more than five years.

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

  • 03 Jul 2020 19:39 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The National Personnel Authority plans to pay a special allowance of up to ¥4,000 per day to government employees who were involved in quarantine work at two airports earlier this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, it was learned Thursday.

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

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