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WORK LIFE BALANCE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 13, 2018
Stressed? Many Japanese schools and companies are encouraging people to cry to boost mental health
An increasing number of schools and companies in Japan are encouraging their students and employees to cry as a way of relieving stress and improving mental health.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 5, 2018
Work-life harmony, not balance, the answer for this Japanese single dad
Juggling work and life as a parent is never easy, but how does a father who keeps irregular hours due to his successful acting career deal with the magnitude of challenges that come with being a single dad?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2018
Labor reform bill passed by Japanese government despite opposition criticism
The government approved a bill Friday aimed at addressing the nation's chronic overwork problem despite opposition criticism that the envisioned legislation could exacerbate long working hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2017
Cities and prefectures get into the spirit of labor reform
Municipal and prefectural governments across the country plan to adopt their own measures to promote labor reforms for their employees, such as by consigning operations to the private sector to cut overtime and introducing flexible working hours.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 29, 2017
Women in Japan cite being judged at work as top concern for taking maternity leave: survey
Over 70 percent of women in annual survey say Japanese society is not moving in a favorable direction for having and raising children.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 27, 2017
Investment funds target firms focusing on job, work environment reform
With the government's drive to create more flexible and effective working environments, investment companies have been setting up funds to invest in companies focusing on job market reforms, including the promotion of women in the workplace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2017
Labor reform panel adopts final report calling for overtime caps
A government labor reform panel adopted a final report Tuesday calling for revised labor laws capping overtime at 100 hours a month and improving conditions for nonregular workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2016
Dentsu to drop principles encouraging hard work after suicide of young employee
Dentsu Inc. said Friday it will delete from its employee handbook its 10 principles encouraging hard work amid heightened criticism over the suicide of a young employee.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Jan 30, 2016
Work-life balance in Japan leans in one direction
The concept of work-life balance is intrinsically appealing. People are so busy with work nowadays that they can't escape, tethered as they are to their jobs by smartphones. This situation generates stress and encroaches on private time with family and friends. Weekends? What weekends?!
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2015
Role models needed for Abe's 'womenomics' to work: panel
Japanese women need more visible female role models in the workplace to reach Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "womenomics" target of having 30 percent of leadership positions in Japan held by women by 2020, a panel of female business leaders said recently in New York.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2015
Deep changes urged in Japan's male-centered work culture
A government advisory panel on gender equality calls on the nation to change the male-oriented work culture based on the outdated family model in which men work long hours while women take care of the home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2015
Most favor work-life balance but few inclined to use all of their paid holidays, survey shows
As much as 48 percent of Japanese workers prioritize their jobs even though many hope for more balance between work and their private lives, a survey by a quasi-government organization has found.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 25, 2015
Most in survey favor work-life balance but few inclined to use all of their paid holidays
As much as 40 percent of Japanese workers prioritize their jobs even though they want to balance their time for work and private life, according to a recent survey by a quasi-government organization.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 16, 2015
Many parents say employers, finances deter them from having second child
A survey has found that three-quarters of parents cite economic and social obstacles to having a second child.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 28, 2015
Early summer shifts have merit but experts see overtime, family disruption risks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping to kick-start a summer of love by shifting work hours forward in order to free up time in the evenings for families to spend together.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2014
Foreign domestics seen as aiding working mothers
Noriko Hitotsumatsu, a bilingual research pharmacologist with a master's from Cambridge University, considers herself lucky to have a part-time job in a Tokyo pharmacy after shelving her career to raise two daughters in one of the world's most work-oriented countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2013
Work-life balance? Not in politics
Tamayo Marukawa, 42, seems to have it all. A University of Tokyo graduate, she scored one of the most coveted jobs in Japan as an announcer at TV Asahi. A popular presence there for 14 years, she left for a seat in the Upper House six years ago as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

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