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

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