Jul 7, 2016

9.5% of all young people in Japan not working or studying: OECD

Youth not in education, employment or training accounted for 9.5 percent of all young people in Japan last year, below the global average of 14.6 percent, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said Thursday. The figure for Japan was the seventh-lowest among the ...

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

May 20, 2016

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

A record-high 97.3 percent of university graduates in Japan were employed as of the beginning of the fiscal year on April 1, according to government data released Friday, reflecting companies’ increasing appetite for recruitment. The employment rate of job-seeking university graduates rose 0.6 percentage ...

May 7, 2016

Foreign ski instructors may get visa incentives to work in Japan

The government plans to ease visa requirements for foreign ski instructors to help attract skiers from abroad amid the sport’s declining popularity in Japan, a government source said Saturday. The Justice Ministry is eyeing amending the relevant ordinance as early as this summer, believing ...

Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

May 1, 2016

Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

Japan’s top companies are increasingly moving to give foreign people permanent contracts, judging that the benefits of diversification are well worth the challenges. Among them is convenience store chain Lawson Inc., which has awarded between 10 and 30 percent of its graduate positions to ...

Apr 28, 2016

Job availability best in 24 years; unemployment fell in March

Job availability reached the best level in over 24 years and the unemployment rate fell for the first time in two months in March, government data showed Thursday, signaling Japan’s labor market remains tight. According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the job ...