Dec 3, 2015

Labor woes of student workers

"Black companies" are exploiting the university students who work part-time for them — a practice that is taking a toll on their studies.

Feb 24, 2015

Labor law needs sharper teeth

The labor ministry should devise more effective measures to be taken against "black companies" and more strictly enforce existing labor laws to halt abusive labor practices.

Jan 11, 2015

Ending worker exploitation

As part of its effort to stamp out abusive practices against workers, Japan's labor ministry plans to set up a system under which public employment security offices may decline to accept notices of job availability from so-called black companies.