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  • 15 Jun 2021 17:57 | JHRS (Administrator)

    While the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions remain the priority, the Japanese government plans to provide coronavirus vaccinations at workplaces and university campuses from June 21 to speed up the national rollout. It started accepting applications from potential hosts on June 8.


  • 15 Jun 2021 17:35 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The global employment shortfall from the pandemic is predicted by the International Labour Organization to be 75 million this year. Nor does it expect the gap to be closed in 2022, when it reckons the world will still be 23 million jobs short of its pre-COVID-19 path even as economies rebound.


  • 12 Jun 2021 17:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A growing number of companies are moving to trim their workforces as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. The situation will get worse if the pandemic continues to strip businesses of their strength, even though consumption is likely to recover as the vaccination rollout progresses.


  • 12 Jun 2021 17:42 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government released its Annual Report on the Aging Society on Friday, with results indicating Japanese people age 60 or older may be feeling more lonely than their counterparts in three other surveyed countries — the United States, Germany and Sweden — as the pandemic takes away opportunities to socialize.


  • 09 Jun 2021 17:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts received another boost Tuesday as major companies and universities filed for permission to vaccinate employees, staff and students at more than 400 workplaces and campuses, possibly starting later this month.


  • 03 Jun 2021 17:01 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The central government will subsidize ¥2,070 for each vaccine dose administered by large companies with over 1,000 employees, said Taro Kono, the minister in charge of the country's vaccine rollout, on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with the National Governors’ Association. Large companies should begin administering shots before they receive compensation, Kono added.


  • 02 Jun 2021 17:00 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japan will start vaccinating the general public starting June 21, enlisting companies and universities to administer the shots using 50 million surplus doses it expects to have by the end of the month.


  • 28 May 2021 16:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A lot of retirees in Japan are stepping on the gas again and going back to work. The "silver workers" are highly welcome because the country's population is aging and there aren't enough young people to do the jobs.


  • 27 May 2021 18:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    With the coronavirus pandemic adding to the challenge of finding work in a foreign country, overseas students in Japan have taken to visiting online job-information fairs, events that also give companies in rural areas access to a more diverse range of candidates.


  • 20 May 2021 12:14 | JHRS (Administrator)

    More companies across Japan are introducing arrangements designed to let their employees take paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccines and deal with any potential side-effects.


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