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 Mitsubishi Motors and Panasonic punished for violating law on use of foreign trainees (January 26, 2019)
 National trade union centers criticize Keidanren for taking hostile stance toward wage hike demand (January, 24, 2019)
 Keidanren’s policy on 2019 wage talks shows negative attitude to drastic pay increase (January 24, 2019)
 Worker-oriented reforms plus \25,000 wage hike will push up GDP by \34.8 trillion: Labor thinktank (January 17 & 21, 2019)
 Physicians’ union: Labor Ministry proposes putting ceiling on doctors’ overtime which exceeds official gov’t-set danger line for ‘karoshi’ (January, 18, 2019)
 JCP conducts on-site inspection at state-run facility for supporting foreign residents in Japan (January 12, 2019)
 RIKEN union blocks institute’s mass dismissals of non-regular workers (January, 9, 2019)
 Independent contractors for TEPCO subsidiary unionized (January 6, 2019)
 Unfairly-fired art professors in Nagoya struggle in court for right to return to work (December 20, 2018)
 Foreign workers’ treatment at Sharp factory violates Worker Dispatch Law: Labor Ministry (December 20, 2018)
 JCP demands effective and enforceable law to eradicate workplace harassment (December 18, 2018)
 Mass dismissals of foreign workers at Sharp plant is illegal: JCP Koike (December 14, 2018)
 174 foreign trainees died in eight years (December 8, 2018)
 85% of runaway Vietnamese trainees conned out of unfair commissions to come to Japan (December 7, 2018)
 Foreign workers in building industry under special measures scheme used as cheap labor (December 6, 2018)
 A Sharp factory in Japan fired 3K foreign workers within one year (December 5, 2018)
 67% of ‘runaway’ foreign trainees paid less than Japan’s minimum wage (December 4, 2018)
 Rookie nurse’s suicide recognized as caused from overwork (November 30, 2018)
 JCP Koike attends public debate on excessively long working hours of doctors (November 25, 2018)
 Business community leader expresses concern over PM Abe’s eagerness to increase acceptance of foreign workers (November 15&20, 2018)
 Union workers lobby parliamentarians for more nurses and nursing-care workers (November 15, 2018)
 Gov’t proposal for legal changes will expose foreign workers to human rights violations: JCP Fujino (November 14, 2018)
 60% of nurses under two-shift system work more than 16 hours on night shifts (November 13, 2018)
 JCP announces policy to increase school teachers by 90K within 10 years (November 10, 2018)
 Vietnamese trainee experiences violence at host company (November 10, 2018)
 Foreign trainees testify about harsh working conditions to opposition party Dietmembers (November 9, 2018)
 JAL labor unions rally to win more workers and better working conditions (November 9, 2018)
 JCP Koike criticizes gov't for leaving existing problems of foreign workers unresolved (November 8, 2018)
 Thousands of foreign trainees run away from exploitative working conditions (November 8, 2018)
 Gov’t should safeguard foreign workers’ human rights before opening door wider (November 6, 2018)
 Gov’t proposes bill to accept more foreign workers without addressing existing human rights violations (November 3, 2018)
 JCP meets with bar association lawyers over the issue of foreign workers in Japan (October 31, 2018)
 Nationwide organization of coastal fishermen in pole-and-line and longline fisheries formed (October 24, 2018)
 3,000 truck drivers but not freight owners punished for overloading (October 17, 2018)
 Number of working poor remains above 10 million for 12 years in a row (October 11, 2018)
 Zenroren takes to streets in solidarity with global action for higher minimum wages (October 3, 2018)
 NHK ‘contract staff’ recognized as 'worker' as specified in Labor Union Law (September 29, 2018)
 Mitsubishi Electric abolishes discretionary work system (September 28, 2018)
 Large corporations’ internal reserves increase by 22 trillion yen while workers’ wages decline (September 4, 2018)
 Labor Ministry finds labor law violations at over 18,000 business establishments (August 25, 2018)
 Occupational bladder cancer eligible for worker's compensation (August 23, 2018)
 Abe gov’t new policy on foreign workers increases concern in regard to human rights violations (August 23, 2018)
 Workers exploited under Amazon's glory (Part 7) (August 18, 2018)
 NHK contractor sued for wage theft (August 17, 2018)
 Female workers quitting their jobs to give birth results in economic loss of 1.2 trillion yen (August 16, 2018)
 Record high of 44.6 billion yen paid in back pay for overtime in 2017 (August 12, 2018)
 Workers exploited under Amazon's glory (Part 6) (August 11, 2018)
 Workers exploited under Amazon’s glory (Part 5) (August 2, 2018)
 Nippon Express sued for labor law violation (August 1, 2018)
 Workers exploited under Amazon’s glory (Part 4) (August 1, 2018)

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