• In hiring elementary school teachers, 42 of 68 Boards of Education admit to preferential treatment towards applicants with English ability;
• Keeping track of working hours is to become compulsory;
• Miyagi Labor Bureau finds 49% illegal overtime work;
• Labor Standards Act violations at 70% of companies accepting Foreign Technical Interns;
• MHWL publishes “Heisei 28  Statistical Survey of Labor Disputes”;
• …and more!
(Translated from Japanese)