Labor Update Bulletin #18 (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.


In this bulletin...

• Transgender people's aliases are to be accepted on insurance cards by the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies, etc.;

• A foreign trainee's clinical depression is recognized as a work-related injury caused by power harassment;

• Economic groups release joint statement on rectifying excessively long working hours;

• Tokyo Star Bank is to begin providing housing loans to foreign nationals without permanent residency;

• The irregular worker ratio rises to 37%, a "reflection of labor shortages";

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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