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Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Business Sep 27, 2018

Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Major companies are encouraging employees to volunteer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, after the Tokyo Organising Committee started their search for 80,000 on Wednesday. A number of firms plan to send volunteers from among their own workforce, although some industries are concerned about ...

Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

National Mar 29, 2018

Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

by Noriko Inoue

With Japan's demographic challenges causing a workforce crunch that is proving difficult for companies to overcome, many are now offering flexible conditions to allow new mothers to return to full-time careers while maintaining their work-family balance. More women, afraid their careers will stagnate while they ...

Almost 900,000 new recruits mark first day at work

Business Apr 3, 2017

Almost 900,000 new recruits mark first day at work

An estimated 890,000 new recruits at companies, public offices and other organizations marked their first day at work on Monday, the first business day of the new fiscal year. Job availability for graduates has continued to improve over the past several years, with 90.6 percent ...

Japan Inc. giving workers disability training

National / Social Issues May 31, 2016

Japan Inc. giving workers disability training

A growing number of companies are requiring their employees to learn how to interact with the elderly and people with disabilities. In many cases, the skill set is being added to staff training programs. Many companies are requiring workers to obtain a certificate, in part ...

Business / Economy Apr 18, 2016

Firms affected by Kyushu earthquakes

Below is a list of key companies affected by the Kyushu earthquakes and the status of their facilities as reported by Reuters and other media. Sony Corp. halted production of image sensors at its plant in Kumamoto. It is inspecting the plant and does not ...