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.
Japan is expecting up to 340,000 foreign workers in the next five years in order to tackle the serious local talent shortage in the country.
Japanese firms keen on hiring highly motivated South Koreans organised a local recruitment event in the country.
Japan is looking to hire more workers, but is struggling to keep up with a shrinking working-age population in the country.
The Japanese ambassador to the Philippines says the country will open its doors to more Filipino workers, mainly to serve its aging population.
Proposed measures to mitigate problems of Japan's ageing population have not gone down well with some locals.
These traditional practices include lifetime employment and mass hiring of graduates, and are now thought to be oudated.
It is hoped that extending the retirement age will help people extend their lifespans and address the labour problems of an ageing population.
Japan is pushing through changes to ensure a far greater number of foreign talents are able to help reduce its domestic manpower shortages.
Despite the Japanese government's attempt to promote side hustling, neither employers nor employees are interested.
A new survey from one of Japan's largest unions has found that almost three quarters of Japan's service sector employee face harassment from customers.
A crackdown is set to follow reports that government agencies have been padding their data on how many disabled staff they employ.
The proposed "Shining Monday" scheme in Japan will give qualified workers one morning off per month.
Japan is looking to significantly increase its foreign workforce, with the government creating new classes of work permits for specific target industries.
In the second installment of this exclusive interview, Shiseido Asia-Pacific President Jean-Philippe Charrier talks about his life so far.
Airbnb’s picture-perfect Tokyo office provides a wide variety of work stations for employees.
Real estate company CBRE's Tokyo office was designed with collaboration and flexi-work in mind.