Japan Employment News

  • 13
  • Aug'20

Japan's plan to revisit tech goals offers opportunities for PE/VC firms, says GlobalData

Japan is renowned for technophilia. However, contrary to the general belief, Japan lags behind its Western peers. With digitization taking center stage in COVID-era, Japan is looking to close the gap. This could encourage domestic start-ups to work towards tech innovation in different fields, which in turn is expected to spur private equity (PE)/venture capital (VC) funding activity, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.... Read More

  • 13
  • Aug'20

Japanese Market Modestly Higher

(RTTNews) - The Japanese stock market, which swung between gains and losses, is modestly higher on Wednesday after opening lower following the following the negative cues overnight from Wall Street amid a stalemate in U.S. fiscal stimulus talks. Nevertheless, a weaker yen boosted shares of exporters.... Read More

  • 13
  • Aug'20

Japan Doesn’t Want to Become Another Casualty of English

In a 2019 survey, Japan dropped to 53rd in global English proficiency, squarely in the “low proficiency” band. Japan ranks near the bottom of Asian and developed countries alike despite constant reshuffling and refinement of the English educational curriculum in schools and the frequent assertions, acknowledged by Japan’s Ministry of Education, that English-language skills are needed to compete in the modern economy..... Read More

  • 12
  • Aug'20

How innovation works at Japan's #1 internet firm

Rakuten is the “Amazon of Japan”. Its online marketplace sells more than eBay. Operations span travel websites, insurance, marketing companies, and cryptocurrencies. The founder Hiroshi Mikitani is still the CEO and chairman. Most teenagers know the brand best as the shirt sponsor of Barcelona..... Read More

  • 10
  • Aug'20

Post-Pandemic Japan Will Attract the World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering extending a special employment subsidy to help firms hit by the coronavirus pandemic that would keep furloughed workers on the payroll, but no decision has been made yet, a labour ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday.... Read More

  • 09
  • Aug'20

Japan's shortage of AI talent opens doors for disabled workers

TOKYO -- Japan's dire labor shortage is well-documented, and the burgeoning artificial intelligence industry is not immune. The expected shortfall in AI experts, however, is creating opportunities for talented individuals with disabilities as some companies adopt an all-hands-on-deck mindset..... Read More

  • 09
  • Aug'20

India can bridge IT staff shortage in Japan'

Japan is facing a shortage of 200,000 information technology professionals due to an ageing population and falling birth rate and India can fill the gap with its huge talent pool, a Japanese trade official said.... Read More

  • 07
  • Aug'20

An End in Sight for the Employment Ice Age?

The government has drawn up a three-year plan to support people now in their thirties and forties who missed out on regular employment when companies slashed hiring after the economic bubble burst.... Read More

  • 06
  • Aug'20

More Young Japanese Finding Steady Jobs

The number of young people working casual part-time or nonregular jobs has been decreasing due to the favorable job market in Japan. At the same time, an increasing number of older men are working in these kinds of positions..... Read More

  • 04
  • Aug'20

Japan's post-pandemic information technology challenges

In July each year, the government makes two important economic policy decisions. One is the basic policy for economic and fiscal management related to the macroeconomy. The other is the growth strategy for concrete measures on economic vitalization..... Read More

  • 04
  • Aug'20

The 7 keys to communicating in the Japanese automotive industry

What are the seven keys in common that ties foreign cultures together? Is understanding Japanese culture, business communication really that important to the automotive industry? Learn more in this week's audio interview with David A. Victor, Full Professor of Management and International Business at Eastern Michigan University.... Read More

  • 04
  • Aug'20

Don't bet against post-pandemic Japan

Japan has got what it takes to emerge a winner from the global 2020 great lockdown recession. In fact, there is growing evidence that the resilience and persistence practiced during Japan’s “lost decades” will now pay off and provide high returns — not just for investors, but also for society’s future prosperity..... Read More

  • 02
  • Aug'20

Japan's consumer sentiment inches higher in July

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Japan’s consumer confidence index rose slightly in July, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Friday, improving for a third straight month, but a recent surge in coronavirus cases suggest a murky outlook for the economy.... Read More

  • 28
  • July'20

How the Japanese Packaging Industry is Stepping Up Its Game

Good packaging is an important part of any product, and Japanese packaging takes care to balance both form and function. Items are wrapped and packaged in a way that keeps them safe and intact, while making it easy for the customer to enjoy their purchase without mess or fuss..... Read More

  • 27
  • July'20

The 8 Most Popular Jobs for Foreigners in Japan

With the proper degrees and a bit of experience under your belt, you can find a job in Japan almost anywhere. But there are some jobs that seem to attract more foreign workers than any others. Check out some of the most popular ones here.... Read More

  • 27
  • July'20

List of Largest Companies in Japan

Japan is one of the richest and developed countries in the world with a wide hand in technology and trading. It is the origin of many notable companies and has been providing engineering services worldwide.... Read More

  • 26
  • July'20

Post-Pandemic Japan Will Attract the World

When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, people will again be on the move, crisscrossing the planet in search of career opportunities, education, and better lifestyles. But the destinations and directions of those movements may be forever changed..... Read More

  • 26
  • July'20

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Japan in 2020

Looking for highest paying jobs in Japan in 2020? Great!!! In this article, we will see 10 highest paying jobs in Japan. Japan is a beautiful Island in Pacific Ocean with dense cities. It is always charming to live and earn in Japan. If you are planning to go and live in Japan, then this article is of great use for you..... Read More

  • 25
  • July'20

Could Coronavirus Help to Modernize the Japanese Economy?

Despite some stumbles at the start, the COVID-19 crisis could offer a historic opportunity for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government to overhaul Japan’s stagnant economy, with its enormous levels of public debt and a super-aging society. ... Read More

  • 24
  • July'20

The world needs more immigration after the pandemic, not less

It’s hard to find the words to express my debt,” the ordinarily garrulous British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he emerged from a close encounter with death last month. His main debt, Johnson significantly added, was to two nurses, “Jenny from New Zealand”... Read More

  • 22
  • July'20

No. of foreign workers in Japan totals record 1.66 million

The number of foreign workers in Japan hit a record 1,658,804 as of October last year, up 13.6 percent from a year earlier, as companies increasingly hired them amid a labor shortage caused by the nation's rapidly aging population, government data showed Friday.... Read More

  • 21
  • July'20

Japan’s demographic time bomb is Asia’s warning

The International Monetary Fund has a checkered past on giving Asia advice. Ask officials from Jakarta to Seoul about this, and you’ll get an earful. Now, it’s Japan’s turn to get some dubious guidance from the Washington-based institution... Read More

  • 20
  • July'20

Call of the wild: The challenges of rural migration in Japan

As more city dwellers show an interest in relocating to Japan’s rural regions, particularly in the face of COVID-19, local governments and nonprofit organizations are working even harder to entice them to commit. Websites abound, detailing almost every consideration... Read More

  • 17
  • July'20

Becoming a Local Economic Hub

There’s snow, and then there’s snow in Niseko: so powdery, it attracts up to 270,000 overseas travelers to this part of Hokkaido every year. New businesses have sprung up to cater to all the tourist, with foreign workers playing a key role... Read More

  • 17
  • July'20

In Japan’s Vanishing Rural Towns, Newcomers Are Wanted

On a recent afternoon in the rural Japanese town of Kanna-machi, all seemed well. Children splashed in the town’s namesake river; their parents relaxed nearby at a bankside summer beer garden. A gaggle of laughing teenagers in muddy uniforms strolled home along the.... Read More

  • 17
  • July'20

The dirty word that is changing Japan

orkers born outside Japan are playing an increasingly important role in the world's third-largest economy. Just don't call it immigration. The country is often said to pride itself on homogeneity and an aversion to outsiders. But as Japan's population declines and ages, employers are.... Read More

  • 15
  • July'20

Japanese-style employment and wages

Reviewing prevalent Japanese-style employment practices such as the seniority-based wage system and lifetime (or at least long-term) employment — as proposed by the Keidanren business lobby for this year’s wage negotiations — is... Read More

  • 15
  • July'20

Japan to urge firms to increase employment age to 70

The labor ministry plans to urge companies from April 2021 to ensure jobs are available for workers until the age of 70, it was learned Wednesday. The ministry will also require large companies with over 300 workers to publish the number of mid-career hires on their overall payrolls.... Read More

  • 12
  • July'20

Shinzo Abe has made Japan a leader again

Australia’s forthright diplomacy in the age of COVID-19 involves consolidating new partnerships across our vast Indo-Pacific region. Last month the focus was strategic co-operation with Narendra Modi’s India... Read More

  • 11
  • July'20

Learning Japanese to land jobs in Japan

C.Muthukumar, M.Sivagopal, C.Abirami and their friends graduated in 2019 and are awaiting job offers like many other engineering graduates in the country. But, they are not waiting for any offers from within the country... Read More

  • 10
  • July'20

Living in Japan as an Expat

Are you planning on moving to Japan? That is great news! But, be sure that you will experience a major life transition and everything you are used will change. Many things will be different in Japan – language, culture,... Read More

  • 05
  • Mar'20

More Young Japanese Finding Steady Jobs

The number of young people working casual part-time or nonregular jobs has been decreasing due to the favorable job market in Japan. At the same time, an increasing number of older men are working in these kinds of positions.... Read More

  • 22
  • Jan'20

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?

In late 2018, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan pushed through an immigration reform law that aimed to attract 345,000 foreign workers over the next five years... Read More

  • 01
  • July'20

Ultimate Guide to Full-Time Jobs in Tokyo for foreigners

Finding a full-time job in Tokyo can be a challenge. Finding a good full-time job and company is even harder. This article is quite long, but has all the information you need on all the places to look for finding a good job, but more importantly how to get that position after you apply for it.... Read More

  • 08
  • May'20

The Gig Economy Reaches Japan

In the “gig economy,” workers accept temporary and one-off jobs on an ad-hoc basis via the Internet. This style of working is catching on in the West, and is slowly gaining traction in Japan... Read More

  • 12
  • April'18

Demand of Indian caregivers in Japan

When opportunities go hand in hand with a welcoming environment even a foreign land feels like home. If this is true, then Japan can be the right destination for those who are looking for.... Read More

  • 01
  • June'20

In Japan, gearing up for a new type of job market

For the past few months, the main word on everyone’s masked lips has been “coronavirus.” We’ve seen stories about its effect on health, the stress of self-isolation, the rise in teleworking and, more recently, its impact on the economy... Read More

  • 25
  • May'20

8 Highest Paying Jobs In Japan For Foreigners

To be honest, one reason stopping people from trying out the expat life is the worry of having to “rough it” in some shared dorm room while living off instant noodles and a meager backpacker salary. If this is your worry too, we’ve got some great news for you... Read More

  • 22
  • Oct'19

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Japan in 2020

Looking for highest paying jobs in Japan in 2020? Great!!! In this article, we will see 10 highest paying jobs in Japan. Japan is a beautiful Island in Pacific Ocean with dense cities. It is always charming to live and earn in Japan... Read More