Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has set up the Japan Platform for Migrant Workers towards Responsible and Inclusive Society (JP Mirai) to support foreign workers.
Japan’s cabinet has approved a third round of fiscal stimulus of about 73.6 trillion yen (US$706 billion) to deal with the economic impact from the pandemic.
However, Japan's job availability ratio improved, with 104 job openings for every 100 jobseekers as the economy begins a gradual recovery.
The Justice Ministry is relaxing work restrictions for foreigners, either as students or on other visa statuses, who are stuck in the country.
The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances firms pay to furloughed workers, subsidising up to ¥15,000 (US$144) per day.
A total of 5,634 applicants sat for the exams, competing for 157 positions.
The third supplementary budget is expected to be more than 20 trillion yen (US$192 billion), and include measures to help small businesses.
The domestic campaign was set up to help boost local businesses, providing local travellers with subsidies of up to 50% on entertainment-related deals.
The move by the Japanese government seeks to make the country more attractive for foreigners to work in by taking care of workers’ wellbeing.
While the economy continues to recover, bonuses for public servants is expected to be lowered for the first time in a decade.
More companies in Japan are giving their blessings or tacit approval for their staff to take on outside jobs in the midst of the gloomy economic landscape.
The move is a bid to raise employment numbers among foreign graduates in the country.
According to a survey, approximately half want to quit within 10 years and less than 20% plan to stay with their employer until they retire.
Japan’s unemployment rate also went up to 3% for the first time in over three years, with the government urging firms to keep their workers.
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.