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WORK STYLE REFORM

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 8, 2023
Japanese companies split over post-pandemic remote working
Some major companies have been shifting back to working at the office in principle. Others are cautious about fully returning to an office-based work style.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
77% of junior high school teachers exceeded overtime cap in fiscal 2022
In a sign of improvement, however, the data showed that fewer teachers are working 60 hours or more a week, which would put them at greater risk of death by overwork.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 20, 2023
Despite hurdles, more political candidates hit campaign trail with young children
Politics in Japan has long been considered the domain of those who are capable of committing to the duty 24/7, marginalizing the voices of families with young children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 13, 2023
Virtual spaces coaxing Japan's social recluses back into society
Local governments and private companies are making efforts to establish unique 'club activities' based on common interests as the problem of social disconnection continues to spiral.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2023
Around 40% of domestic tasks could be automated in 10 years, study finds
The findings are based on data collected from 65 artificial intelligence experts in Japan and the U.K. who assessed how susceptible 17 types of domestic tasks would be to automation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2023
Boosting young workers' pay key to reversing Japan's low birthrate
More support to child-rearing and wage growth are two key engines to reverse the low birthrate trend, economists have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 7, 2023
Major Japan firms promote reskilling amid shift to 'job-based' employment
Job-based employment helps clarify what skills companies want, making it easier for workers to consider what to learn. But some also worry they may be fired amid the move.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
Japan announces outline of 'unprecedented' child care policy
The measures aimed at reversing Japan’s declining birthrate include beefing up child care allowances and expanding scholarships for college education.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 27, 2023
Panel backs 11-hour gap between work shifts for Japan's civil servants
The National Personnel Authority will consider details of the proposed measures and the timings of implementing them, with the aim of revising related laws.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2023
New Toyota CEO joins merit-based pay argument as inflation rises
Koji Sato, who will take over at the helm of the world’s largest carmaker next month, said the company’s goal is to become more innovative with its labor force, rather than just efficient.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 14, 2023
Over 80% in Japan believe women burdened by child care
According to a survey, 57.7% of male respondents and 69.5% of female respondents said that men are more privileged than women in the workplace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 14, 2023
Tokyo to get major new office spaces this year, but is there demand?
Massive redevelopment projects in central areas are opening at a time when the vacancy rate is already indicating oversupply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2023
Japan still second last in ranking of women in the workforce among OECD nations
Japan ranked 28th and South Korea 29th, both unchanged since 2016, with The Economist noting that women in the two countries 'must still choose between a family or a career.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 7, 2023
New warship to help Japan tackle manpower issues amid growing security threats
The MSDF launched a new frigate Tuesday that is not only cheaper to build than the larger, general-purpose destroyers, it can also be operated with half as many crew members.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2023
Japanese firms aim to improve employee productivity with 'hay fever allowance'
Rather than leave workers to tolerate symptoms with over-the-counter medication, the system tries to ease access to professional help for those who need it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 27, 2023
Japan needs more than just new visa options to attract highly skilled workers
Better wages, improved incentives and overhauled working styles are seen as bigger factors in drawing top foreign talent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2023
Four-day week liked by U.K. employers in world's largest trial
Employees at 61 companies across Britain worked an average of 34 hours across four days between June and December 2022, while earning their existing salary.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Feb 13, 2023
Side-job matching app becomes popular in Sapporo amid labor shortage
Workers being engaged include housewives and part-timers, with some company employees workin on the side at night.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 7, 2023
In Asia, remote work sees strong pushback — but new habits die hard
Efforts to get workers back to the office are stronger in the region than elsewhere, but employees are reluctant to give up new flexibility.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Longform
Feb 6, 2023
Japan’s staff cafeterias becoming more than just places to eat amid office return
Companies are re-imagining the canteen as a space where employees can work, eat healthier food and deepen in-house communication.

Longform

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