Labor Update Bulletin #99 (10/2020)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, 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 general in Japan.


In this bulletin...

  • Double-income households increase 1.6 times over 30 years of Heisei -report urges employment in order to secure labor force;

  • Starting on January 1, Reiwa 3 [2021], “Sick/injured child care leave” and “elder-care leave” will be able to be taken by the hour;

  • Increase in lump-sum birth benefit considered;

  • “Reiwa 2 [2020] Survey of Private-Sector Salaries by Occupation”: NPA;

  • Employment subsidy special measures to continue next year; third budget over ¥10 trillion: gov’t., LDP;

  • Companies’ internal reserves at ¥475 trillion, setting new record for the eighth year in a row: end of fiscal 2019;

  • Forced resignation “illegal”: Utsunomiya District Court orders Tobu Bus Nikko to pay compensation;

  • Dismissed from job at welfare facility after forming union - dismissal judged invalid;

  • Labor law violations at more than seven in ten of foreign technical interns’ workplaces;

  • “Results of Correction of Unpaid Overtime through Guidance and Direction (Heisei 31/Reiwa 1 [2019])” - MHWL Labor Standards Bureau Supervision Office

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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