3,000 foreign employees join ramen noodle shop’s workers union

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Decision to permit more foreign workers draws praise from big business, fear from municipalities 2018-12-09 [Japan Times]

Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers 2018-12-08 [NPR]

Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor 2018-12-07 [Albany Times Union]

Sharp contractors axe 3,000 staff as iPhone sensor output shifts: union 2018-12-05 [Today]

Labor union says 3,000 foreign workers laid off at Sharp plant 2018-12-04 [Japan Times]

46 Chinese workers disappear in Hokkaido after 11 arrested over visa issues 2018-12-04 [Japan Times]

Human Rights Watch Letter to Labour Policy Council Re: Draft Paper on Combatting Violence and Harassment at Work 2018-12-03 [HRW]

Japan's foreign workers increasingly join labor unions 2018-11-27 [Nikkei Asian Rev]

3,000 foreign employees join ramen noodle shop’s workers union 2018-11-22 [Japan Times]

Japan wakes up to exploitation of foreign workers as immigration debate rages 2018-11-22 [Wash Post]

3,000 foreign employees join ramen noodle shop’s workers union 2018-11-21 [The Times]

Shrinking Japan: Woes of technical trainees spur response from some firms 2018-11-21 [The Mainichi]

Country wakes up to exploitation of foreign workers as immigration debate rages 2018-11-21 [The Post]

Abe Dials Back Foreign-Worker Plan Despite Labor Shortage 2018-11-16 [Bloomberg]

More than 345,000 foreign workers predicted to come to Japan under new visas: government 2018-11-15 [Japan Times]

The changing face of Japan: labour shortage opens doors to immigrant workers 2018-11-09 [Guardian]

Japan expects acceptance of 40,000 foreign workers in first year of proposed new visas rules: sources 2018-11-05 [Japan Times]

Abe's cabinet approves plan to accept more foreign workers 2018-11-03 [Nikkei Asian Rev]

Uniqlo replaced 90% of staff at its newly automated warehouse with robots 2018-11-03 [Quartz]

For work rules in Japan to legally count, employers must hammer them home 2018-11-01 [Japan Times]

Bullet train stops 'scary' safety hazing drills 2018-11-01 [BBC]

School teachers in Japan work more than 11 hours per day: survey 2018-11-01 [Today]

Japanese journalist abducted in Syria released and returns home 2018-10-31 [IFJ]

Hitachi, fired Filipino trainees reach agreement on compensation 2018-10-20 [Asahi Shimbun]

Why workers need better raises 2018-10-14 [Japan Times]

Gov't starts work on new growth strategy, with focus on labor reform 2018-10-07 [Today]

Tokyo 2020: Forum for Decent Work 2018-10-04 [BWI]

High-Level BWI Mission Visit 2020 Tokyo Sites 2018-10-02 [BWI]

Nursing care industry faces worker harassment crisisa 2018-09-24 [The Times]

Country lagging behind in attitude toward punishment for power, sexual harassment 2018-09-23 [ILO]

Construction sites seek to be foreigner-friendly workplaces 2018-09-06 [Nikkei]

Harassment of care workers can threaten welfare of aging society 2018-08-30 [The Asahi Shimbun]

Deeper Economic Ills at Root of Japan's Latest Sexism Scandal 2018-08-27 [Bloomberg]

Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education 2018-08-23 [Education International]

Many temp workers to see contracts terminated from September due to staffing law 2018-08-17 [The Times]

Remembering the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs -73 years on 2018-08-08 [UNI Global Union]

#WithYou: How women journalists in Japan are fighting harassment 2018-08-07 [CRJ]

Companies across Japan take action to protect employees from unruly customers 2018-08-07 [The Times]

Fighting back against unruly customers 2018-08-05 [The Mainichi]

New video released of missing Japanese journalist 2018-08-02 [IFJ]

Labor crunch is reshaping how companies attract workers 2018-08-02 [Reuters]

Response To Moorside Crisis 2018-08-01 [GMB]

Editorial: Minimum wage rise not enough to boost Japan's appeal to int'l workers 2018-07-31 [mainichi]

Government likely to raise bonuses for public sector workers for fifth year 2018-07-28 [The Times]

Educators in the EU and Japan demand education be left out of trade agreement 2018-07-18 [Education International]

Can a new legal framework for worker coops address growing inequality in Japan? 2018-07-05 [Equal Times]

Two Japan Supreme Court cases clarify when discrimination against fixed-term workers is OK 2018-06-24 [The Times]

Worker's pay docked for taking lunch three minutes early 2018-06-21 [RTÉ]

“Start immediately”: Japan opens doors to foreign workers 2018-06-19 [GCR]

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