Jan 18, 2017

Labor law violations detected at 6,659 firms across Japan last year

Some 6,659 businesses across Japan violated labor laws between April and September last year and were ordered to correct illegal practices, the labor ministry said Tuesday. The ministry's labor standards supervision offices inspected more than 10,000 businesses suspected of forcing employees to work excessively long ...

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

May 31, 2016

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

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Almost 46 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, two-thirds of them in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a study released Tuesday. The Global Slavery Index for 2016 said an estimated 290,200 people in Japan, or 0.23 percent of the population, are in slave-like servitude. This ...