Japan

Meetings ‘drag on’ if women are involved, says Japan’s Olympics chief

Former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori has apologised for denigrating women with sexist remarks.

Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

3 Dec 2020

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

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Employment law in Japan: 10 surprising facts

14 Mar 2016

The traditional Japanese idea of “lifetime employment”, with a full-time employee working for the same employer until retirement, has been...

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Annual leave

Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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