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We welcome ratification of ILO Convention No. 105 and demand early ratification of No. 111 [Zenroren] 2022-06-24

Amazon Japan delivery drivers form union, claiming overwork [The Times] 2022-06-15

JTUC-RENGO made a request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Russia's military aggression in Ukraine [JTUC-RENGO] 2022-03-14

Why Japan's 'shunto' spring wage talks matter [Saltwire] 2022-03-01

Statement on the Military Invasion of Ukraine by Russia [JTUC-RENGO] 2022-02-28

We strongly protest against Russian military attack against Ukraine and demand immediate withdrawal [Zenroren] 2022-02-28

Inflation bites: what it would take for Japan to get a national pay rise [The Financial Times] 2022-02-17

Spring Struggle 2022 begins with action encircling Keidanren headquarters demanding big pay raises and 1,500-yen minimum wage [Zenroren] 2022-01-28

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

Statement on the 'Japan-U.S. Joint Statement' on the Non-Proliferation Treaty [JTUC-RENGO] 2022-01-27

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Japanese metalworkers seek involvement in due diligence plans 2022-06-24 [IndustriALL]

We welcome ratification of ILO Convention No. 105 and demand early ratification of No. 111 2022-06-24 [Zenroren]

Numsa to picket the Japanese embassy on future of Nissan plant; Nissan denies closure rumours 2022-06-23 [Engineering News]

Freelance Amazon drivers launch labor union 2022-06-15 [NHK]

Delivery drivers form labor union, seek talks with Amazon 2022-06-15 [The Asahi Shimbun]

Amazon Japan delivery drivers form union, claiming overwork 2022-06-15 [The Times]

Panasonic workers in Mexico elect independent union, defeating top labor group 2022-04-23 [WTVB]

JTUC-RENGO made a request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Russia's military aggression in Ukraine 2022-03-14 [JTUC-RENGO]

Why Japan's 'shunto' spring wage talks matter 2022-03-01 [Saltwire]

Statement on the Military Invasion of Ukraine by Russia 2022-02-28 [JTUC-RENGO]

We strongly protest against Russian military attack against Ukraine and demand immediate withdrawal 2022-02-28 [Zenroren]

Inflation bites: what it would take for Japan to get a national pay rise 2022-02-17 [The Financial Times]

Spring Struggle 2022 begins with action encircling Keidanren headquarters demanding big pay raises and 1,500-yen minimum wage 2022-01-28 [Zenroren]

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

Statement on the 'Japan-U.S. Joint Statement' on the Non-Proliferation Treaty 2022-01-27 [JTUC-RENGO]

Union activists discuss 2022 Spring Struggle for an equitable society in which substantial wage increase from bottom up enabling everyone can work with hope for future 2021-11-26 [Zenroren]

Educators pay tribute to colleagues and students lost to the COVID-19 pandemic 2021-11-17 [EI]

Statement on the House of Representatives Election results 2021-11-05 [Zenroren]

Japan labor leader vows to fight for stable, better work 2021-11-05 [KTAR]

Labour leader vows to fight for stable, better work 2021-11-04 [Yahoo]

Let us go to the polls to change politics to end neoliberal policies 2021-10-15 [Zenroren]

JTUC-RENGO held the 17th Biennial Convention 2021-10-11 [JTYC-RENGO]

Statement on revision of the minimum wage 2021-10-08 [Zenzoren]

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

UNI remembers victims on 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 2021-08-09 [UNI Global Union]

East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education 2021-08-06 [Education International]

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]

Foreign journalists to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics 2021-06-16 [IFJ]

Tokoyo Olympics: IOC must review Covid-19 protocols with players unions and experts 2021-05-28 [ITUC]

Tokyo Olympics: IOC must review covid-19 protocols with players’ unions and experts 2021-05-28 [Scoop World]

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

Covid-19 countermeasures for the Tokyo Olympics 2021-04-22 [UNI Global Union]

Military detains Japanese journalist 2021-04-21 [IFJ]

Nuclear workers worldwide commemorate Fukushima disaster 2021-04-01 [IndustriALL]

Fukushima nuclear disaster 10th anniversary: Global crisis has clear local lessons 2021-03-17 [ETU]

Fukushima nuclear disaster 10th anniversary: Global crisis has clear local lessons 2021-03-11 [ETU]

Media urged to address gender imbalance after Olympic sexism uproar 2021-03-08 [TIM]

Newly elected LCJ leadership pledges continued support to UNI and UNI Apro 2021-03-03 [UNI Global Union]

Unions demand gender equality in media 2021-02-16 [IFJ]

One in Ten Japanese Workers Has a Side Job 2021-02-01 [Nippon]

Labor Union Participation in Japan Increases Slightly to 17.1% 2021-01-22 [Nippon]

Keidanren sees pay hikes across board as 'unrealistic' amid pandemic 2021-01-20 [Japan Times]

Organized labor has mostly shunned nonsalaried employees 2020-12-16 [Bloomberg]

Japanese government conducts unified tests to hire workers from 'ice age' generation 2020-11-30 [Japan Times]

Japan’s top union federation to demand wage raises despite pandemic 2020-11-19 [Japan Times]

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

Many workers can expect reduced winter bonuses 2020-11-10 [NHK]

Pandemic spurs idle workers in Japan to engage in moonlighting 2020-11-07 [Japan Times]

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