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  • 19 Sep 2022 23:23 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Nearly 20 million Japanese people are aged over 75 and account for a 15 per cent of the population while fewer babies are being born than ever before, according to official figures.


  • 19 Sep 2022 23:21 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The planned new law will seek to improve the conditions of transactions in which freelancers are involved by requiring companies or organisations that assign work to freelancers to make appropriate payments, for example.


  • 16 Sep 2022 23:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Employers polled say they’re prepared to offer flexible scheduling, with 60% saying they would offer hybrid options to employees disinclined to return to in-person work. 


  • 05 Sep 2022 23:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tighter border controls amid the pandemic have kept much-needed technical interns and specified skilled workers from entering the country. With restrictions now easing, can the government lure them back?


  • 30 Aug 2022 13:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In the coming months, the government is expected to review the program, which has been in place for about three decades. It allows foreign nationals to work at Japanese companies as trainees for up to five years and transfer the technical expertise and skills acquired during their stay.


  • 30 Aug 2022 13:47 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The latest data from Japan's government shows companies are having a difficult time hiring workers. The ratio of job openings to seekers has increased for a 7th straight month. The labor ministry says the figure in July ticked up to 1.29. This means there were 129 job openings for every 100 applicants. The ratio was greater than 1 in all prefectures for the first time in over 2 years.


  • 29 Aug 2022 13:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo, Aug. 29 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government has decided to pay over 6 trillion yen in special subsidies to help firms maintain employment amid the coronavirus crisis, the labor ministry said Monday.


  • 24 Aug 2022 13:53 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Most part-time workers are satisfied with their jobs, with flexible working hours cited as the main reason for wanting a part-time job. 


  • 11 Aug 2022 00:10 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The survey was conducted by Asahi Shimbun, which showed that companies are fine with their staff having a second job so long as they notify or seek permission from the company first to avoid any conflict of interest.


  • 07 Aug 2022 00:18 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A government survey shows that the proportion of male workers in Japan who take childcare leave hit a record high in the last fiscal year. But it remains uncertain whether the government's target can be achieved by 2025.


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