Japanese officials have long been strictly forbidden from taking on second jobs. But not anymore, as the government looks to relieve labour shortages.
The Japanese carmaker is now creating its own smart city for testing Artificial Intelligence, robots and self-driving cars.
Japanese managers are experiencing "intense stress" in working with foreign employees and are willing to quit their job because of that.
Let’s take a look back on some of the biggest news in the region that have made 2019 one of the most defining years in the employment world.
Japan has been ranked one of the most expensive countries for expats after four of its cities took up top spots in the latest global charts.
Bankers at Japan’s second largest bank are now allowed to wear jeans, shorts and sneakers to compete with cool fintechs.
Japanese women have taken to Twitter to voice outcry after reports that employers are imposing bans on spectacles in the workplace.
Paternity leave is guaranteed under Japanese law, but few employees attempt to utilise it. One Canadian expat says that led to an uncomfortable workplace.
As part of a Work-Life Choice Challenge the tech giant saw an impressive 40% rise in sales along with a 23% fall in electricity usage.
Japan's employment policies under spotlight after personnel worker was sent to work in warehouse after returning from paternal leave.
China and Japan fuelling massive rise in wellness spending by companies as they do more for employees’ health.
Companies are taking matters into their own hands as the third biggest economy in the world isn’t training up enough experts in artificial intelligence
Nissan is set to cut jobs worldwide in an attempt to reduce financial losses. The car giant has seen its worst results over the first half of the year.
Thanks to a recent law change, some of Japan's biggest employers are now targeting Southeast Asia labour markets for new recruits.
With a celebrity spokesperson leading the charge, the #kutoo movement is polarising Japan's workplace conversation.
A survey has found that almost half of Japanese towns and cities may not be properly equipped to provide for an influx of foreign workers.
The revelation that 3,400 employees were not paid overtime wages surfaced in an internal probe after the 2016 suicide of an overworked employee.
Foreign workers in Japan have grown more than three times over the past 10 years, according to data released by the government.
A majority of Japanese companies have no plan to strengthen corporate governance, despite the arrest of Nissan's chairman for alleged misconduct.
The majority of Japanese firms operating in Asia consider rising labour costs and the shortage of skilled labour as their top concerns.
The wide-spread error has resulted in an underpayment of unemployment benefits, in the range of billions of yen.
Japan’s biggest investment bank, Nomura Holdings, is looking to recoup losses on global financial markets.
The new policy will provide visas for blue collar foreign workers with skills in 14 industrial sectors, to address the nation’s manpower shortage.
At two of Japan's airline carriers, men are being wood for careers in the traditionally female-dominated profession of cabin crew.
The Japanese government is planning to set a cap on the recruitment of foreign workers in the country's nursing facilities.
Sharp has restructured its manufacturing base in Japan as it moves production of iPhone sensors to a Chinese plant owned by Foxconn.
Thousands of foreign intern have quit Japanese jobs in the last two years alone, and only a few want to continue working in the country.
Carlos Ghosn, who is also chairman and CEO of Renault, has been arrested by Japanese authorities for “significant acts of misconduct”.
The struggling Japanese corporation will be cutting 5% of its workforce over the next five years, in a bid to boost profitability.
Compared to Taiwan and the Middle East, a Vietnamese worker earned more working in Japan and South Korea in the 2010-2017 period.