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

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