Labor Update Bulletin #20 (10/2017)

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed, or are being discussed, in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

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In this bulletin...

• The government sets up a committee to deliberate the introduction of ICT in the courtroom;

• 350,000 people begin receiving pensions as a result of reducing the qualification period to 10 years ;

• The Ministry of Justice introduces a new system for young people of fourth-generation Japanese heritage to be able to work in Japan;

• Toyota Automotive introduces a new system in which 170,000 yen is to be paid across the board (regardless of overtime hours);

• 120 million yen in unpaid overtime discovered at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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