Tag - work-style-reform



Japan Times
Nov 18, 2019
Japan's local governments launch 'workation' alliance to boost regional revitalization and work-style reform
Looking to boost regional revitalization and work-style reform, local governments across Japan have entered an alliance to promote the "workation" concept of telecommuting from resorts and other vacation spots.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Commentary
Nov 11, 2019
Four-day workweek could be just what Japan needs
In the sitcom "The Office," a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company's local sales branch. Somehow, despite all the antics that seem to interfere with getting anything done, the branch consistently manages to be the company's most profitable. Though...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2019
Japanese courts to use web meetings to connect judges and lawyers in suit preparations
District courts in Tokyo and seven other cities will begin using web meetings in February 2020 to connect judges and lawyers online to help make necessary preparations for lawsuits easier, according to judicial sources.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2019
Panel proposes Japan schoolteachers' overtime be limited to 45 hours per month
A government panel proposed Friday that overtime work for teachers in public schools be capped, in principle, at 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2018
Labor reform law nudges corporate Japan to rethink working styles
Working late, falling asleep on trains due to exhaustion and getting drunk to release tension from work might still be the typical image of the "salaryman."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 18, 2018
Dentsu to debut extraordinary 'input holiday' day off every month from June on trial basis
Major Japanese advertising agency Dentsu Inc. will introduce a uniform monthly day off on a trial basis from June, aiming to improve productivity by allowing more private time for its workers.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2018
Are we addressing the core labor issues?
Corporate Japan must change its 20th-century mentality toward work.
Japan Times
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
Oct 6, 2017
Japan's airports plan to open more day care centers on-site to promote employee retention
Airport operators in Japan are looking to open day care centers at their facilities in an effort to keep airline and airport staff from leaving their jobs after having children.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2017
Internal affairs minister Noda eyes telecommuting to boost women's empowerment
Newly appointed Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda said she wants to take the initiative to promote teleworking to pave the way for more flexible working environments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 2, 2017
Firms tap state subsidies to start day care facilities to woo working moms
Faced with a shortage of workers, Japanese companies are taking matters into their own hands, helping the government fix a chronic lack of day care facilities that is blunting efforts to get more women into the workforce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 5, 2016
Some Japanese firms becoming more family-friendly with telecommuting and kids at work
In the face of a labor shortage and a push to get more women into the workforce, some Japanese companies are taking steps to accommodate the needs of working parents, such as allowing them to bring their children to the office or to work from home.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan