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This news service contains Japan-related HR news that matter in a nutshell. Guaranteed less than 50 words linked back to its original news source. Great for busy HR pros like you!

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  • 21 Feb 2019 15:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The central government plans to ease language requirements for foreign technical interns in the nursing care sector as part of its efforts to bring in more laborers from abroad, government sources have said.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/
  • 19 Feb 2019 15:55 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many Japanese employers and potential foreign workers are still lacking information on new residency statuses the government is set to introduce in less than two months, even though the Justice Ministry has begun some briefing sessions. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 12 Feb 2019 16:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    As of 2018, according to a labor ministry survey, 6.9 percent of privately held companies with 30 or more full-time employees had introduced the system in some form. A decade ago, the figure was 3.1 percent.

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

  • 11 Feb 2019 16:28 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO--Nearly half of cities and towns across Japan are concerned about how to provide appropriate treatment to foreign workers as they prepare for an influx after this spring with the government's new policy on addressing a chronic labor shortage, a survey conducted by Kyodo News showed Sunday.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 02 Feb 2019 14:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- For the first time in five decades, over half of Japan's women were employed in 2018, new data showed Friday, amid a worsening labor shortage and continuing efforts to accommodate working mothers.

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

  • 01 Feb 2019 15:53 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A Master of Business Administration continues to be a path to senior executive roles as demand has been increasing and the degree still equates to higher salaries.

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

  • 01 Feb 2019 14:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO--There were 161 jobs for every 100 jobseekers on average last year in Japan, the highest ratio since 1973, highlighting the labor shortage in the world's third-largest economy and its aging society.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 30 Jan 2019 14:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Japan's labor ministry said it has found flaws in another survey related to jobs and wages, with the scandal marking the second such time this month erroneous methods have been revealed to have been used to gather official governmental statistics, local media reported Tuesday.

    Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/

  • 22 Jan 2019 15:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s biggest employers have declined to set a target for 2019 pay increases in a sign that prime minister Shinzo Abe’s strong-arm campaign to raise wages is petering out.

    Source: https://www.ft.com/
  • 22 Jan 2019 15:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no plan to create committees overseeing compensation or executive nomination, a Reuters poll found, reflecting indifference to boosting governance after the arrest of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn.

    Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/

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