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  • 11 Dec 2018 18:12 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan will assemble a package of measures to support an influx of foreign workers following Saturday's passage of a watershed revision to the immigration control law.


  • 11 Dec 2018 18:11 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government will seek to sign bilateral deals on conditions to accept workers from eight Asian countries, taking advantage of a new visa status to be introduced next April.


  • 11 Dec 2018 18:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In-house lawyers are becoming more common in Japan as a result of judicial system reform that was aimed at boosting the number of legal professionals and companies’ growing need to strengthen their legal work.


  • 11 Dec 2018 18:04 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A company called one visa Inc., which supports online visa applications, has announced plans to launch new services for foreign workers hoping to come to Japan under a newly created visa category.

  • 10 Dec 2018 18:13 | JHRS (Administrator)

    While a new visa system approved by the Diet, set to take effect in April, has been welcomed by Japan’s labor-short nursing care businesses, questions remain about how to provide sufficient Japanese-language education for foreign workers.

  • 10 Dec 2018 18:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    From low productivity to the death of citizens by overwork, Japan’s labor practices have long maintained a complicated relationship with the country’s workforce. The problem of death by overwork is so prevalent the Japanese have created a word for it: karoshi. On June 29, 2018, Japan passed the “Work Style Reform Law” (the Law) to address some of these issues.


  • 03 Dec 2018 14:35 | JHRS (Administrator)

    JAPANESE Deputy Labour Minister Akira Miyakawa made an official visit to Yayasan Gamuda’s Enabling Academy, which serves as an Employment Transition Centre (ETC) that trains individuals on the autism spectrum for employment in corporate companies.


  • 02 Dec 2018 14:37 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Local governments are desperately trying to recruit licensed childcare workers in a bid to address an acute shortage in daycare staff. As part of their strategy, they are emphasizing favorable labor conditions, such as short commuting distance and reasonable working hours, in a bid to attract licensed childcare workers among stay-at-home moms.


  • 30 Nov 2018 14:34 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The nation’s labor market loosened slightly in October, government data showed Friday, though it remained near the tightest level seen in decades as companies struggled to find workers due to an aging population.

  • 28 Nov 2018 14:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The lower house of Japan's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that would open the country's doors wider to foreign workers, bringing the bill a step closer to enactment, but issues such as capping new arrivals and ensuring decent working conditions remain unresolved.


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