19 January 2018

"What Can I Do To Prevent Contract Termination Penalties?"

"I am currently working for a company in Japan, but I must leave before the contract is over. I am concerned that my company is going to attempt to fine me or not give me my final salary before I leave the country. 

What can I do to prevent this?" Read more.

05 January 2018

Gaba Corporation Meets General Union's Demands - Client Blocking Procedure Published

The General Union has been raising the issue of harassment of instructors by clients with Gaba since 2013, and this has not been an easy process. Read more.

21 December 2017

"Overtime Included In Salary"

In 2016, the Research Institute for the Advancement of Living Standards (RENGO-RIALS) found that some 38.2% of employees who worked overtime (in September of that year) were not actually paid for that work, averaging a total of 40.3 hours of unpaid overtime per person. Read more.

Labor Update Bulletin #21 (11/2017)

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. Read more.