Labor Update Bulletin #138 (4/2022)

May 6, 2022

In this bulletin...

  • Childbirth benefit “increase to about 450,000 yen” to be proposed by Diet LDP caucus; average cost in Tokyo 600,000 yen
  • Inclusion of freelancers considered, full insurance coverage of all working people aimed for: government’s expert panel
  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno to attend May Day
  • Afterschool teacher firings: company settles with payment more than total wages
  • One in six elementary and junior-high teachers asked to under-report work hours
  • Population totals 125.5 million, a decline of 640,000–2021 shows the highest rate of decline ever
  • LDP vice-president Aso: “stronger relations with RENGO in order to realize policies”
  • 420,000 yen childbirth benefit “not enough”: private group’s survey says only 7% could cover costs
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)