Jobs

Photo credit to: https://www.japantimes.co.jp

Japan Accepts Foreign Trainees As Nursing Care Regulars

Japan’s labor ministry will now allow foreign caregiver trainees to become regular employees of nursing care facilities after a six-month working period. The decision is brought forth to cater to the increasing number of elderly patients and residents.   The added manpower will enable nursing care facilities to accommodate more residents under the ministry ordinance that stipulates requirements

Read More
November 6, 2017
Photo credit to: https://www.japantimes.co.jp

Japan’s New Foreign Trainees’ Work Law Has Penal Regulations

Japan is increasing its efforts to entice foreign vocational trainees after tougher new laws took effect last November 1. The new laws is expected to eliminate abuse by employers through misusing the Technical Intern Training Programs in order to obtain cheap labor amid domestic manpower constraints.     An official of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry who

Read More
October 27, 2017
Photo credit to: https://www.japantimes.co.jp

Japan Stores Offer Day Care Services To Entice Housewives To Work

Japan’s convenience store and restaurant operators have put up day care facilities to entice housewives to join the workforce as a means of addressing the country’s labor shortage.     Seven-Eleven Japan Co. recently opened two nursery schools for its employees— one in Ota Ward in Tokyo and another in Hiroshima Prefecture—a wise strategy since both areas have long

Read More
October 25, 2017
Photo credit to: http://news.abs-cbn.com

Future Looks Bright for Foreign Workers, Disabled in Japan

Japanese companies are opening their doors to more foreign workers, women, elderly people, and disabled people in response to various economic occurrences such as overseas expansion, chronic labor shortage and legal change on the employment of the disabled. These have prompted job fairs to be organized in turn.   The companies are going ahead of the revised employment

Read More
October 20, 2017
Photo credit to: https://www.ft.com

A Recap on “Why Are Wages Not Rising Despite the Labor Shortage?”

(This post is a shortened version of University of Tokyo Professor Genda Yūji’s article published in Nippon.com) Japan’s “Hello Work” employment offices reveals that the ratio of job offers to job seekers have been increasing since 2010. As of May this year, there are only 2 people who can fill up a job opening that requires three persons.

Read More
October 13, 2017

Technical Internship Programs for Konbini Foreign Part-Timers

The convenience store industry in Japan will be offering the government-sponsored Technical Internship Program and Nihongo proficiency for its non-Japanese part-time employees. The Japan Franchise Association is also lobbying for the government to include convenience store management into it. Overall, the program aims to provide technical skills, technology and knowledge to people from developing countries who are working in companies

Read More
October 9, 2017

Full-Time Worker Shortage in Japan up to 45%

A recent survey made by Teikoku Databank Ltd. released last August 24 showed that Japanese companies are facing a record-high 45% shortage of full-time workers. It is a huge increase from the July 2016 survey showing just 7.5% shortage.   Photo credit to: http://homehub.homeloans.com.au   Here is the breakdown of the shortage per sector:   69.7% shortage for

Read More
October 2, 2017

Japan’s Tourism, Real Estate Hires More Asian Workers

Japan’s hotel operators and real estate firms are aggressively hiring foreign workers to capture overseas investors and buyers. The in-bound tourism and investment from wealthy foreign buyers have been booming and increasing.   TKP Corp., a Tokyo-based meeting room rental company, has been recruiting several Chinese and Taiwanese nationals every year offering the same compensation as that of their

Read More
September 27, 2017