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Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

/ Jul 31, 2018

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

The unemployment rate edged up in June but remained near the lowest level in a quarter of a century as Japan continued to grapple with a severe labor crunch, government data showed Tuesday. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent, up from 2.2 percent ...

Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads

Jun 7, 2018

Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads

To secure new graduates in buyers' market, an increasing number of companies are introducing one-day internship programs for job-hunting students. This is because Keidanren, (Japan Business Federation), the nation's biggest business lobby, has scrapped the five-day minimum for member firms' internship programs aimed at students ...

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

Jun 6, 2018

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

An internal probe by Nissan Motor Co. has discovered misconduct at its plants over the employment of foreign trainees, including forcing them to perform jobs not sanctioned under a government program, a company official said Wednesday. The internal probe found that 45 interns from Indonesia ...