As former Twitter Japan employees tweeted emotional goodbyes to their colleagues in the wake of platform owner Elon Musk’s cost-cutting global mass firings, it didn’t take long for discussion of employment rights and Japan’s labor laws to enter the conversation.

In the United States, employees have already filed a class-action lawsuit amid allegations that Twitter violated federal and Californian laws for failing to offer sufficient notice prior to cuts that have affected around half the company’s workforce.

Japan is the tech giant’s second biggest market, with the platform gaining wide-scale adoption after being utilized by government bodies to communicate with the public during natural disasters, a lesson that was learned in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011.