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Diversity & Empowerment of People

  • WORK-STYLE REFORM
  • HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
  • WOMEN
  • SENIORS
  • EXPATRIATES

Our goal is a society that welcomes diverse ways of working and empowers all equally, including seniors, women, and expatriate professionals.

WORK-STYLE REFORM

WORK-STYLE REFORM

  • Legislative rules and guidelines of “equal pay for equal work”: Eliminate the irrational gaps in the working conditions between regular and non-regular workers in order to enable non-regular workers to be fairly evaluated and to work with higher motivation
  • Promote a flexible work style: Promote teleworking, side jobs and those who wish to take on multiple jobs with a variety of policy measures, including the renewal of guidelines

    Law passed in June 2018

Reform our work-style

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

  • Move toward free education for infants (from low income households), all pre-school children, and higher-education (university) students (from low income households)
  • Support further education and mid-life career change for
    • Individuals who seek to advance their skills

       

    • Those wishing to switch jobs

       

    • Mothers returning to work after child-care leave, who wish to boost skills or change employment
  • Make education more practical
    • Reform higher education curriculum and facilities to better meet the needs of today’s professions, especially in terms of technical skills such as in IT

       

    • Introduce programming as mandatory study from elementary school to bolster societal IT knowledge in the future
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

WOMEN

WOMEN

  • Bolster health support for women at various life stages
  • Offer greater assistance to single parents, irrespective of gender
  • Make available further and recurrent education for women returning to work after child-care leave
  • Provide female candidates with executive leadership training programs from the world’s leading business scholars
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against women including spousal violence, sex crimes, prostitution, human trafficking, sexual harassment, and stalking
  • Promote men taking child-care leave and being more active with domestic tasks
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  • From 2012 to 2018, the number of women joining the workforce increased by about

    2.9million

    Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Labour Force Survey”

  • Women in management positions in the private sector approaches

    10%

    Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare “Basic Survey on Wage Structure”

SENIORS

SENIORS

  • Provide a choice to work beyond the official retirement age for those who want to do so, as well as support companies that retain retiree-age staff
  • Provide support in matching job openings and applications
  • Consider raising the retirement age of civil servants gradually from 60 to 65 years old
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  • From 2012 to 2018, employment rate of people over the age of 65 increased by 4.8%

    Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Labour Force Survey”

  • 71%

    of seniors report that they would like to continue to work past retirement age

    Source: Cabinet Office “Research on daily life of seniors”2014

EXPATRIATES

EXPATRIATES

  • Actively attract overseas professionals who have expertise or experience in certain areas through easier visa procedures
    • Fast-track visa screenings to 10 days

       

    • Set up the world’s fastest Japanese Green Card program for Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals in select fields
  • Established a new status of residence for foreign human resources who have a certain level of professional and technical skill, and Japanese language proficiency
  • Online applications accepted from 2019
  • Ease quality-of-life with more non-Japanese signage, international schools, English-speaking hospitals
  • Option to invite housekeeping staff from overseas
  • Support more international students and entrepreneurs
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  • The number of workers from abroad reached

    1.4million
    (Approx.)
    EXPATRIATES

    Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare “Report on the Employment Situations of Foreigners”

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Diversity
& Empowerment
of People

  • WORK-STYLE REFORM
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
    DEVELOPMENT
  • WOMEN
  • SENIORS
  • EXPATRIATES

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Boost diversity