Labor Update Bulletin #130 (1/2022)

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...

  • “In Regard to System Revisions in Accordance with Amendments to Health Insurance Act, Etc. (Disability Benefit, Voluntary Continuation, Lump-Sum Childbirth Benefit)” -- National Health Insurance Association
  • Government’s “Summary of Tax System Amendments for Fiscal Year Reiwa 4 [2022]” Dec. 24, 2021 -- Finance Ministry
  • Teachers’ overtime unpaid under invalid labor agreement: school apologizes after receiving citation
  • Illegal to refuse unlimited-term contract after five years: Tokyo District Court verdict in case of Senshu U. language teacher
  • Over \200 million in unpaid overtime at Mie U. schools; two principals take responsibility and resign
  • Japan Post, after verdict finds disparities, proposes “cutting paid holidays for full-timers”
  • When getting vaccinated, “foreign nationals without status of residence” do not need to be reported; municipalities divided
  • 46 prefectures remove “sex” field from application forms: all except Tokyo, public high schools
  • Wealthiest 1% possess nearly 40% of world’s wealth: French research group
  • Ebetsu, Hokkaido, to introduce “partner system” within the year; second in the prefecture, after Sapporo


  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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