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  • 15 Jun 2018 13:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Workers are signing up for second jobs in record numbers to earn extra cash as wages stagnate, stirring hopes of a rise in consumer spending but adding to fears of overwork in a society notorious for long hours.

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

  • 13 Jun 2018 13:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan is poised to adopt a new approach to immigration that will allow up to 500,000 guest workers into the country to ease labour shortages.

    Source: https://www.ft.com/

  • 09 Jun 2018 13:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    People who live in a state of daily desperation sometimes react to their circumstances with violence against others or themselves and, while such actions are a manifestation of frustration, they can also alert the larger world to that frustration, even if it wasn’t intended.

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

  • 04 Jun 2018 14:12 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO--Japan's young generation is positive about changing jobs, recent surveys have found, highlighting a shift in attitudes as more employment opportunities arise.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/

  • 31 May 2018 14:18 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A health ministry panel unveiled a draft plan Thursday to have at least 10 percent of companies introduce fixed rest hours for employees by 2020 as the country seeks to eliminate karōshi (death from overwork).

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

  • 30 May 2018 14:16 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — College students in Japan increasingly prefer to work at major companies amid strong corporate appetite for workers due to the country’s labor shortages.

    Source: http://the-japan-news.com/

  • 27 May 2018 15:05 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- With international tourism to Japan driving consumption in the graying society, younger entrepreneurs are tapping these visitors as well as foreign workers for business growth.

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

  • 27 May 2018 14:58 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- In order to meet hiring obligations, companies and local governments are increasingly employing at-home workers who can more easily do their jobs remotely, rather than commuting to the workplace, because of disabilities.

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 18 May 2018 13:09 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A record-high 98 percent of newly minted university graduates landed jobs at the beginning of this fiscal year, government data showed Friday, reflecting a recovering economy.

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

  • 13 May 2018 19:36 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Katsushi Oshiro, 43, a former salesman diagnosed with early-onset dementia, takes a bus to the car dealership where he works four days a week, being careful to view his commuting route using photos and a map to avoid getting lost.

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

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