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

TEPCO engages the services of foreign skilled workers

Last month, on the 1 st of April 2019, the government of Japan implemented its revised immigration policy and introduced a new visa program designed to welcome foreign skilled workers to address the severe lack of manpower that haunt various sectors in the country.   In line with this, the Tokyo Electric Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) confirmed its plans

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May 23, 2019

Japan Plans to Welcome Foreign Technical Interns in Hotel Industries

One of the major issues that the Japanese government has to deal with is labor shortage. With the apparent decline in the workforce brought about by the country’s aging population and low birth rate, numerous commercial establishments and industries in Japan are in need of skilled workers to keep their business operations going. It cannot be denied that

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May 17, 2019

Foreign Taxi Drivers are In Demand in Japan

In the past, finding a job in the Land of the Rising Sun used to be a very difficult endeavor for foreign nationals who seek for employment opportunities abroad. Due to the country’s highly nationalitic policies, major firms and establishments preferred to hire locals or Japanese citizens over their foreign counterparts. This trend is especially true among public

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May 8, 2019

Japan360 Joins UPH Las Pinas University Days

University days always bring that unexplainable excitement to everyone. Students are looking forward to that fun-filled week with loads of entertainment for all students and faculty. We are very grateful to be invited to participate in UPH’s university days. This is perhaps the perfect chance for us to introduce and launch to the public.

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February 15, 2019

Data Errors in Salary Make Japanese Government Look Like Fools

Nearly 80 percent of people have lost trust in the Japanese government’s economic indicators in the wake of a recent revelation that years of faulty wage data have been released, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.   In a nationwide opinion poll conducted Saturday and Sunday, the support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet

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January 15, 2019

Foreign Workers Now Wanted and Needed; Old Laws Dying

Japan’s aging population and shrinking workforce have seen to changes in immigration laws. The new immigration law approved earlier this month is somewhat flawed though many observers hold it as necessary. There are other views to this new law as well but the most obvious is that Japan must either open it’s borders or watch

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January 10, 2019

Advisers support aid for foreign workers with new residential status

The ministry of labor will enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.   The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s plan is the stationing of about 170 people — advisers who will visit the

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December 11, 2018

What is the Average Salary in Japan by Age and Occupation?

photo credit to: Japan has long been thought to provide very good salaries to it’s salary workers. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the salary is high but taxes and rent is just as high and sometimes, depending on your age and occupation, it might take a significant chunk out of your pocket

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December 11, 2018