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We demand that Cabinet decision to hold ‘state funeral’ for former Prime Minister Abe be retracted 2022-07-29 [Zenroren]

Sayōnara, Humans: Insurance Firm Replaces Its Workers with AI 2017-01-09 [Big Think]

Japan Proposes Overtime Limit to Fight ‘Death from Overwork' 2017-04-20 [VOA]

Labor union body wards off ‘no overtime pay' bill backlash 2017-07-26 [Asahi Shimbun]

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

Journalist death due to ‘overwork' 2017-10-14 [IFJ]

Labor Ministry panel recommends abandoning ‘tripartite principle' 2016-12-27 [Japan Press Weekly]

Co-op in Fukuoka applies ‘same work, same pay' principle 2017-02-04 [Japan Press WeekT]

Abe's panel adopts pro-business action plan for ‘work-style reform' 2017-04-08 [Japan Press Weekly]

Post ordered to end its unfair treatment of non-regular workers 2017-09-27 [Japan Press Weekly]

Kansai Electric employees owed ¥1.7 billion in overtime pay 2017-03-31 [japantimes]

Yamato Holdings to pay ¥19 billion in unpaid overtime 2017-04-20 [japantimes]

Buddhist temple in Kyoto pays monks ¥6.6 million in unpaid overtime 2017-04-26 [Japan Times]

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage 2017-06-15 [Japan Times]

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage 2017-06-18 [Japan Times]

Jennings at JAW Convention: “We must build a secure future for the 99%” 2017-09-29 [UNI Global Union]

“Japan sticks out like a sore thumb” - Interview with Mr Atsushi KAWAMOTO, Jichiro President @ ILC2018 2018-06-04 [PSI]

On Keidanren's ‘Report of the Committee on Management and Labor Policy' 2022-01-28 [Zenroren]

L'Association des médecins de Tokyo réclame l'annulation des Jeux 2021-05-19 [Radio-Canada]

“Many Japanese women still have to choose between having children or having a career” 2017-12-20 [Equal Times]

Toyota union to demand over ¥3,000 pay hike 2018-01-12 [The Times]

VOX POPULI: Japan's modern day work culture echoes that of Marx's Britain 2017-07-24 [Asahi Shimbun]

Why Japan's Rail Workers Can't Stop Pointing at Things 2017-03-30 [Atlas Obscura]

Japan Limited Immigration; Now It's Short of Workers 2017-02-14 [Business Mirror]

Will the seniority rule wreck Abe's wage rise? 2018-02-20 [eastasiaforum]

Broadcast workers fight back against pressure from Abe gov't 2017-01-09 [Japan Press Weekly]

Evil corporation award'-winning company takes it out on union 2017-01-20 [Japan Press Weekly]

JCP-union collaboration stops Hitachi's forcible retirement practice 2017-03-11 [Japan Press Weekly]

Gov't support for SMEs is best way to achieve minimum wage increase 2017-03-11 [Japan Press Weekly]

Teachers' union survey: More than 30% of pregnant teachers hesitate to take maternity leave 2017-06-10 [Japan Press Weekly]

Large corporations' internal reserves exceed 400 trillion yen while workers' wages remain stagnant 2017-09-08 [Japan Press Weekly]

Labor ministry's panel begins discussing relaxation of working hourS rules 2017-09-18 [Japan Press Weekly]

Court nullifies Emirates' dismissal of three female workers 2017-11-13 [Japan Press Weekly]

Zenroren holds day of action to fight against Abe's labor deregulation 2017-11-19 [Japan Press Weekly]

Government workers' union holds symposium on PM Abe's misuse of power 2017-12-02 [Japan Press Weekly]

Tokyo court rulings chip away at labor unions' right to free speech 2017-01-30 [Japan Times]

Tokyo court rulings chip away at labor unions' right to free speech 2017-01-29 [Japan Times]

One woman's suicide shines a harsh light on the plight of Japan's doctors 2017-06-25 [The Times]

Japan's labor-scarce building sites automating, turning to robots, drones 2017-03-17 [Japan Times]

Rengo chief Kozu to remain at helm of nation's largest labor organization 2017-08-02 [The Times]

Chief of Dentsu, Japanese Ad Agency, to Resign Over Employee's Suicide 2016-12-30 [NY Times]

Okayama buses strike by continuing to run and refusing to take anyone's money 2018-05-03 [Today]

IOC's Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute 2019-11-24 [Today]

Okayama buses strike by continuing to run and refusing to take anyone's money 2018-05-03 [SoraNews24]

Japan's Unemployment Rate Drops to Uncharted Territory 2018-03-09 [diplomat]

This is the Reason Why Toyota Won't Unlock Japan's Inflation 2018-03-12 [themalaysianreserve]

Yoshino to be 1st woman to chair Japan's largest labor group For more info 2021-10-01 [Asahi Shimbun]

Japan's Biggest Union to Demand Wage Raises Despite Covid 2020-11-18 [Bloomberg]

BWI on the Tokyo Olympics' handling of COVID-19 and workers' rights 2021-07-31 [BWI]

BWI on the Tokyo Olympics' handling of COVID-19 and workers' rights 2021-07-24 [BWI]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

9-08-2004 In Fukui, 320 km northwest of Tokyo, an accident at the Mihama nuclear power plant killed five workers and injured seven. [more]