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WORK STYLE REFORM

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 23, 2020
Web-conferencing biz booming as pandemic sends Japan's workers online
Japan’s biggest power producer, Jera Co., holds executive and other important meetings on the internet and, except for power plant personnel, about 1,300 of the 1,700 employees at its headquarters and branch offices worked from home last week in response to the government’s call to curb social interaction...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 23, 2020
Pandemic spurs forex trading surge among Japan’s teleworking salarymen
The COVID-19 pandemic is fueling a surge in currency trading by retail investors, who are discovering that working from home means they can moonlight in the market during the daytime.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 18, 2020
Pandemic prevention measures turn Japanese families' worlds upside down
With many schools closed until early May, families are struggling to juggle the needs of young children with remote work responsibilities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 15, 2020
Telework giving the global economy a glimpse of the virtual future
The lockdown gripping much of the world economy has spurred a real-time stress test of the long-heralded digital future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2020
Shinkansen commutes increase as more firms and local governments support flexible work styles
The number of people who commute using shinkansen bullet trains from rural areas to central Tokyo is said to be on the rise.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 25, 2020
Now is the time for Japan to make a digital shift
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that Japan lags far behind other countries in putting new digital technologies to actual use.
BUSINESS
Mar 21, 2020
Honda to expand telecommuting system in April to cover younger workers and increase flexibility
Honda Motor Co. plans to substantially expand telecommuting next month under a work-style reform initiative, it has been learned.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 6, 2020
Wanted: A strategy to narrow Japan's widening gender gap
Now is the time for Japan to adopt forward-thinking inclusive policies and practices that empower and enable women to thrive in the new economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / First Person
Mar 5, 2020
Day 4 of Japan's Great Teleworking Experiment: Distractions aplenty but 'co-workers' are cute
Today is my fourth-straight day working from home and, consequently, the fourth day of my living nightmare.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2020
Coronavirus prompts Japan to reconsider long-hours office culture
The coronavirus outbreak is forcing Japan to examine some of its longest-held aspects of workplace culture in a country where spending long hours in the office is still regarded as crucial to success.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2020
Webcams and headsets selling in Japan as virus prompts rush to telework
Sales of webcams and headsets are rising across Japan as more people opt to work from home amid growing fears of the spread of the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2020
Japan Tobacco to let 8,700 domestic employees telecommute as safeguard against virus
Japan Tobacco Inc. said Thursday it has started to allow its domestic employees to work at home, in principle, to prevent them from being infected with the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2020
Tokyo commuters set for Olympic crush as many firms rule out telework
When Emi Tanimura failed to find a day care slot for her newborn daughter, the need to avoid long periods away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up made it necessary to take what is a radical step in Japan; she started working from home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2020
Fears over coronavirus prompt surge in telecommuting across Japan
The NTT group, Yahoo Japan and GMO Internet are among the companies trying to reduce the risk of their employees contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 7, 2020
Japan average wage fell as part-time ranks rose in 2019
Adjusted for inflation, monthly wages fell 0.9 percent on average after being dragged down by the rise in part-time work, the labor ministry says.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 6, 2020
Firms in Japan turn to teleworking to avoid coronavirus infection
Heightened concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak has led many Japanese companies to make greater use of teleworking as a health measure, to prevent exposing their employees to the virus on public transport or in offices.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2020
Japan to amend laws to help elderly work until 70
In a bid to dampen the effects of a rapidly graying society, the Cabinet on Tuesday approved bills to urge businesses to let employees work until age 70.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 27, 2020
Over 1,000 companies in Japan mulling use of telecommuting for Olympics, survey says
Over 1,000 companies are thinking of adopting telecommuting during the Olympics and Paralympics this summer to help ease traffic congestion, according to a survey by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2020
Toyooka promotes short-hour jobs for prospective workers with child care concerns
The city of Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, is attempting to solve the dilemma facing mothers with child care time constraints who still want to work. By promoting the introduction of jobs with working hours as short as two hours per day, two days per week, the city is working to address its labor shortage...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 15, 2020
Mitsubishi Chemical to allow teleworking during Olympics under traffic-easing program
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it will implement teleworking during this summer's Tokyo Olympics to reduce traffic congestion.

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