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WORK STYLE REFORM

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2023
Clubs rebuilding workplace camaraderie lost during pandemic isolation
Some companies have started subsidizing club expenses after finding worker activities beneficial for their business.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 22, 2023
Workplace friendships are worth the awkwardness
Research suggests forging personal connections at work matters more than financial success.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2023
ANA to offer flight attendants two-day workweek as a result of pandemic
The airline hopes the move — previously limited to those who needed to take care of children or the elderly — will also be used by people to learn new skills.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2023
Japanese CEOs facing inflation are talking more about merit-based pay
On one hand, such talk can be seen as a sign of corporate Japan casting aside the remains of a compensation system based on across-the-board rewards and seniority.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 29, 2022
Remote workers descend on Mexico City and housing prices surge
The city has become a global hub for foreigners unshackled from their offices by work-from-home policies and drawn to the comforts a salary paid in dollars or euros can afford.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 9, 2022
Japan looks to boost protections for freelancers with new law
With business usually agreed on verbally, many freelancers experience issues with payment and disagreements over the expected work.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2022
Record 34% of eligible central government workers took paternity leave in fiscal 2021
Meanwhile, the overall rate for taking paternity leave in the country, which is struggling with a declining birth rate, remains low.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Nov 27, 2022
Concerned about the future, will more Japanese youth seek opportunities overseas?
Amid a growing sense that the economic downturn in Japan is more than just a passing phase, some Japanese are heading abroad to seek better pay and a change in lifestyle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2022
Japanese firms re-imagine offices to make them hubs of communication
Whether staffers are mostly working remotely or in person, firms have a similar concept in mind — that the office should be a place to strengthen networks within the organization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2022
Japanese offices welcoming dogs in bid to encourage owner well-being
Fujitsu is trialing a new dog-friendly office until the end of the year at its building in Kawasaki as a way to improve employee well-being and productivity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 19, 2022
Asia embraces work from home but bosses say no to four-day week
While only 13% of companies in Asia expected their staff to work in the office full time, just 2% of leaders favor a four-day workweek for the next five years, a new survey has found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2022
Japan’s banks break with Wall Street by embracing hybrid work
The nation's three largest lenders said they are allowing more flexibility, eschewing a minimum number of office days per week, as experienced elsewhere.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 11, 2022
So you want to work remotely: a guide
As more employers offer flexibility, countries, travel brands and entrepreneurs are stepping in to make working from anywhere easier, with everything from special visas to work pods.
Japan Times
LIFE
Oct 9, 2022
Shared sauna workspace incubates business collaboration
The two-floor facility, located in a shopping district in Nagoya's Nishi Ward, has a sauna on the first floor and a shared workspace with 20 seats and a bar on the second.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2022
Four-day week pilot findings: Successful for most firms, but not all
A survey has found that 78% of leaders at the more than 70 U.K. companies that shifted to four-day schedules say their transition was good or 'seamless.”
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2022
Women and people of color can’t afford to ‘quiet quit’
Staying within one's job description sounds like a solution for burnout. But the TikTok trend can have long-term repercussions, especially for certain groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2022
Japan plans to increase headcount of school support staff to ease burden on teachers
The measure, part of efforts to reform teachers' work styles, may double the funds in the fiscal 2023 budget request for hiring school support staff.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2022
Outspoken digital chief Taro Kono set to renew fight against old tech in Japan
One of Japan's best-known politicians helped make a name for himself with his fight against personal seals and the fax machine, and now he is targeting other work practices.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2022
Nearly 14% of men took paternity leave in Japan in 2021
The percentage of men taking child care leave in Japan rose to a record last year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2022
'True balance': Japan's quiet telework revolution
COVID-19 has upended office routines worldwide, but in Japan, some say the shake-up was sorely needed.

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