7-Eleven Franchise Owners Inclined to Hire Foreign Part-time Workers

Japan is currently battling with issues on chronic labor shortage in various industries such as agriculture, nursing, construction and food service sectors. The plummeting of the country’s workforce is brought about by its aging population as a result of low birth rate. In order to address these issues, the Japanese government is looking for ways to promote inbound

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June 20, 2019

Work Style Reform Law, a measure of cultural diversity in the workplace

In an apparent bid to adjust its work environment to the cultural and customary diversities that will come its way due to the expected inflow of foreign workers as well as to provide equal opportunities for all regardless of employment status, the government of Japan enacted the Work Style Reform Law last year which began implementation in April of

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June 18, 2019

Local governments turn to translation apps for administration and processing of foreign applicants

With the recent revisions in the immigration policies of Japan as adopted by its national government, the country known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” has been preparing for a substantial influx of foreign workers into its society. Apart from the established contrasts in culture, customs, and tradition, one of the major challenges brought about by this recent

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June 17, 2019

Majority of Female Workers Inconvenienced by High Heel Policy in Japan

One of the most sensational issues involving Japanese companies this year is that a vast majority of female workers and even those seeking for employment in Japan are complaining against the imposition of mandatory high heel policy in the workplace. This controversy stemmed from the petition initiated by Yumi Ishikawa, a Japanese actress who publicly expressed her sentiments after

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June 13, 2019

Average Starting Salary of Japan’s workforce

With the recent shift in immigration policies set in place by the government of Japan to encourage a strong inflow of potential skilled candidates in view of its aging society, some of you might be interested to know how the country fares in terms of the salaries and wages of their employees. Luckily, the recently released Annual Wage Statistical

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June 10, 2019

Japanese Government mulls over a Petition against the Mandatory Requirement of High Heels in the Workplace

One of the most controversial issues among Japanese firms and establishments this year is the increasing number of people showing resistance against the policy requiring women employees to wear high heals in the workplace. More than eighteen thousand Japanese workers expressed their support to this movement by affixing their signature in a petition calling for a law that would

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June 10, 2019

More Employment Opportunities and Wage Hikes for Job Seekers in Japan

One of the major challenges that Japan has been dealing with for the past few years is its issue on chronic labor shortage in various industries and employment sectors in the country. The decline in its workforce is brought about by Japan’s aging population as a result of continuous low birth rate. To address this problem, the Japanese

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June 6, 2019

Labor laws in Japan allow foreign workers to file Condolence Leave

More and more international workers from different parts of the globe are interested to land a good job in Japan. The recent changes in Japanese Immigration Laws that used to be very stringent now allow foreign nationals to take up jobs in certain sectors or industries suffering from chronic labor shortage such as construction, farming and nursing, among

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June 5, 2019

Revised laws seek to fortify the rights of employees and prevent all forms of harassment in the workplace

On Wednesday, Japan’s legislative branch of government – otherwise known as the Diet – enacted several revisions to at least five various laws in order to set up and/or strengthen measures against harassment in the workplace. In the fiscal year of 2017 alone, reports to labor bureaus about workplace abuse have already reached 72,000 – a record high for

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May 30, 2019

75.4% of Foreign Applicants passed the Qualifying Test to get Work Visa in Japan

The issue on labor shortage in various industrial sectors in the Land of the Rising Sun has prompted the government to allow more and more qualified foreign nationals to seek employment in the country. With the aging population in Japan brought about by its low birth rate, the workforce has also drastically dropped. To address this alarming issue, the

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May 24, 2019