Dec 30, 2015

Labor specialist suspended for online post on ways to depress workers

A certified legal specialist on labor and social security matters has been suspended from a professional association in Aichi Prefecture after posting tips online about ways to make employees suffer depression. The Labor and Social Security Attorneys’ Association in the prefecture decided last Friday ...

Keidanren to rethink timing of annual student recruitment drive

Sep 15, 2015

Keidanren to rethink timing of annual student recruitment drive

Keidanren plans to revamp its rules on how member firms can conduct recruitment campaigns for university students, sources said. The shake-up comes after some small companies and students complained about a change that came into play this year. This year, the nation’s biggest business ...

Starbucks steps into conversation about race

Mar 19, 2015

Starbucks steps into conversation about race

Starbuck’s campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk about race relations in the U.S. is the latest example of a big company trying to tie its brands to big social issues. But the move, which has sparked backlash on social media, also illustrates how ...

Tepco expects 1,700 to quit by March

Dec 3, 2013

Tepco expects 1,700 to quit by March

Tepco anticipates that the number of employees taking voluntary retirement since the 2011 start of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis will reach an unusually high 1,700 by the end of next March.

Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

Jul 3, 2013

Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

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An increasing number of Japanese companies are introducing practical experience-based training programs for new employees to boost their confidence. Ikai Co., a staffing agency based in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, required 57 employees fresh out of school to travel 50 km by hitchhiking as part ...