Company Rules against Wearing of Eyeglasses Get Negative Feedback in Japan

A number of firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun have been scrutinized by netizens earlier this year due to their company rules and regulations that mandate the wearing of high heels in the work place. This prompted over twenty one thousand employees and workers all over Japan to sign up a online petition

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November 11, 2019

Microsoft Japan Implemented a Four Day Work Week to Encourage Work Life Balance

The Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most industrious and hardworking labor force in the world. While it is true that the country is suffering from chronic labor shortage as a result of low birth rate and aging population, the workforce in Japan has proven to be the most productive when it

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November 5, 2019

Health Ministry Forecasts an Increasing Demand for Nurses in Japan

With the worsening labor shortage, the Health Labor and Welfare Ministry of the country has warned local governments about the possibility of needing more nurses and health care practitioners over the next few years. Known to many, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently experiencing a shrinking population as a result of low birth rate and a

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October 24, 2019

Seven Eleven Japan to Terminate Round the Clock Services due to Labor Shortage

Known to many countries across the globe, the Land of the Rising Sun is currently experiencing an aging population as a result of low birth rate and onward immigration. One of the biggest challenges of this decline is the country’s chronic labor shortage particularly in fourteen identified sectors such as but not limited to the food and service

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October 23, 2019

JICA and Local Government Seek to Uphold Foreign Diversity in Kumamoto Prefecture

With the issues on chronic labor shortage affecting various sectors in Japan, the government has opened more doors of opportunities for foreign nationals who are seeking for employment in the Land of the Rising Sun. In order to encourage more and more international workers, the Japanese government relaxed its immigration rules particularly in fourteen identified industries in which labor

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October 21, 2019

Employment Rate Among Female Workers in Japan Improved to Address Labor Shortage

In recent years, one of the most prevalent issues that the Japanese government has to deal with is its chronic labor shortage as a result of the country’s shrinking population due to its low birth rate and declining inward migration. Japan has undertaken various measures in order to address these social issues.   In fact, the legislative body

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September 3, 2019

Japan Continues to Revoke Residency Status of Foreigners who Violate Immigration Laws

Last year, records revealed that the residency status of around eight hundred thirty two foreign immigrants in Japan were revoked due to violation and non-compliance with the Japanese government’s stringent immigration rules.   According to the Immigration Services Agency, approximately seventy percent of those who lost their residency status were students or technical trainees who failed to follow

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August 26, 2019

Japan to Provide Adequate Support System for Overseas Workers Under the New Visa System

With the enactment of the Revised Immigration Laws in Japan last April 2019, the Japanese government is set to welcome more than three thousand overseas workers in the country this year. In view of the upcoming surge of foreign nationals seeking for employment opportunities in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Immigration Services Agency seeks to establish

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August 26, 2019

Understanding the Factors for Salary Adjustments in Japan

One of the many factors which explain why hundreds of thousands of foreign workers aspire to seek for employment opportunities in Japan is because of the fact that firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun are known to give their employees a stable working life and good environment. These Japanese companies are also commended

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July 19, 2019

Japanese Firms Provide Salary Increases to Address Labor Issues

One of the major challenges that Japan has to deal with in recent years is the issue on chronic labor shortage as a consequence of the country’s aging population brought about by its low birth rate. In order to address these issues, the Japanese government has undertaken various measures to augment its workforce.   As a first step,

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July 18, 2019