Tokyo-based employment matchmaker targets Southeast Asian students

Oct 25, 2016

Tokyo-based employment matchmaker targets Southeast Asian students

A Tokyo-based job-matching company is pairing students from Southeast Asian nations, including Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, with Japanese employers via an online service. More than 2,500 students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations — which also includes Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the ...

Oct 20, 2016

METI to study ways to promote moonlighting and freelancing

Industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Thursday that a study group will be established at his ministry to discuss ways to promote moonlighting and freelancing in the workforce. The working group is designed to encourage employees to work more flexibly at a time when the ...

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Oct 12, 2016

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Working mothers in Japan are jettisoning their careers and resorting to contract work amid laws that fail to support shorter hours long term. The child care and family care leave law obliges employers to reduce working hours to six a day in principle for ...

World Bank and IMF take on opposition to globalization

Oct 7, 2016

World Bank and IMF take on opposition to globalization

Global finance leaders on Thursday publicly confronted the rising unpopularity of trade liberalization, saying world economies need to strive for more inclusive growth. With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading a surge of anti-free trade sentiment in the United States, and Britain voting to ...