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Government warns firms not to fire pregnant foreign trainees, as interns fear impact on work status 2019-03-14 [The Times]

At the University of Tokyo, there is power in a union 2019-03-11 [The Times]

Nepal and Japan to finalise labour migration mechanisms within March 2019-03-06 []

Gov't under fire for watered-down sexual harassment countermeasures 2019-02-10 [Today]

Hokkaido offers nursing scholarships to foreign workers amid labor shortage 2019-02-03 [Japan Times]

Largest labor union placing priority on closing income gap over base pay hikes 2019-01-29 [The Mainichi]

Businesses look to smooth way for jump in foreign workers to Japan 2019-01-22 [JP]

Nepal-Japan to devise labour mechanism for migration of Nepali workers 2019-01-18 []

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation 2019-01-16 [NPR]

Labour departures for Japan possible by April this year 2019-01-13 []

Japan Will Seek to Prevent Foreign Workers Drifting to Cities 2018-12-26 [Bloomberg]

Japan approves 126 measures to attract more foreign workers 2018-12-26 [Nikkei Asian Review]

Japan Enacts a Revised Water Supply Act to all for-profit PPPs 2018-12-19 [PSI]

Toyota union mulls focusing on total pay in wage talks 2018-12-19 [Mainichi]

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]

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