Aug 6, 2017

Work-hour deregulation

The government's proposed scheme to exempt certain employees from legal work-hour regulations needs to be scrutinized from the viewpoint of protecting workers' interests from labor abuse.

Firms ramp up efforts to tackle Japan's overtime culture

Feb 3, 2017

Firms ramp up efforts to tackle Japan's overtime culture

An increasing number of major Japanese companies are strengthening their efforts to reduce overtime work on a voluntary basis, in a break with the culture of long hours at workplaces. More companies have introduced a system of fixed-time intervals between the end of a workday ...