A recent survey showed that more than half of Japanese workers are willing to delay their retirement age, mainly due to financial concerns.
The latest job data paints a bleak outlook for Japan as it continues to struggle to recover from the economic impact caused by the pandemic.
Under the special measure, companies will be given 100% subsidy for employees who are on paid leave for the next three months.
Fujitsu's Manabu Morikawa tells HRM Asia why the time is right for the company to embrace WFH as the company introduces its "Work Life Shift" policy.
Japan’s economy minister also called on business leaders to comply with COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Household spending continues to decline as a constricted Japanese labour market sees real wages dropping at its fastest rate in five years.
Under a new ‘Work Life Shift’ programme, the company’s Japanese workforce of 80,000 will work remotely whenever possible.
The airline is hoping that the allowance will help boost the morale of its employees, having already halved their summer bonuses.
Businesses that are considered high risk such as live music venues and theme parks will also be allowed to reopen.
Japan reported an unemployment rate of 2.6% in April, which is a figure of envy given the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides being told his chin was out of frame and his knee was seen on screen, he was also wearing a cardigan during one of the video calls.
Archibald replaces Bill McMurray, who has been promoted to the role of Chief Revenue Officer, and will be based in the US.
A new guide from Business Group on Health aims to help develop and implement mental health programmes for employees and their families.
By working with Amazon Web Services, Hyland offers an in-region option to support its growing cloud business and strategic operations in Japan.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has identified Singapore, Hong Kong and Osaka as the most expensive cities in the world to live in.
Amidst the economic slowdown and uncertainties, employers in Asia are planning modest salary increases for their employees.
Employees from the three Asia Pacific nations are the most optimistic in the world according to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020.
Asia has the highest level of employee engagement globally as three of its countries took up top three spots in the Employee Engagement Score.
A Filipino worker's lawsuit against her former employer in Japan has put the spotlight on whether employers should be retaining foreign employees' passports.
Singapore is the sole Asian nation in the top 10 of the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) launched by INSEAD.
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.