Labor Update Bulletin #44 (10/2018)

Nov 2, 2018

In this bulletin…

• MEXT to manage teachers’ work hours over the course of the year, shorten limits during holiday periods;

• Debate begins on expanding eligibility for Kosei Nenkin;

• Government back to square one on expansion of discretionary labor system;

• Entire municipality in rampant violation of own ordinance;

• Ministry considers stopping Saturday mail delivery;

• More say they will depend on working income than pensions in their old age;

• 10 years after Lehman Shock, corporate profits up, but sales still not returning;

• Number of foreign residents higher than ever before;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)