Panel To Investigate Flawed Labor Surveys

Panel to investigate flawed labor surveys

Japan's labor ministry has launched an external investigation panel to look into the use of an improper method for collecting job data.

The ministry is supposed to survey all businesses with payrolls of at least 500 people to compile its monthly labor surveys. But it was recently revealed that the ministry only covered a third of such firms in Tokyo for years, resulting in incorrect data for wages and work hours.

Suga Criticizes Moon's Wartime Labor Ruling Remark

Suga criticizes Moon's wartime labor ruling remark

Japan's top government spokesman has harshly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his remarks about South Korean court rulings on wartime labor.

Moon referred on Thursday to the ruling that ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate South Korean plaintiffs who say they were forced to work for the Japanese company during World War Two.

Labor Minister Apologizes For Improper Data

Labor minister apologizes for improper data

Japan's labor minister has pledged to find out why his ministry kept releasing improper job statistics that apparently led to underpayment of benefits to millions of people.

At a news conference on Friday, Takumi Nemoto offered deep apologies for causing trouble to the public over the ministry's release of statistics compiled through improper methods for years. The data in question cover corporate salaries and working hours surveyed monthly.

Suga: No Reply From S.korea On Wartime Labor Talks

Suga: No reply from S.Korea on wartime labor talks

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says South Korea has yet to reply to a request for talks over the issue of wartime laborers from the Korean Peninsula.

The Japanese government on Wednesday asked for talks with South Korea, as stipulated in a 1965 agreement between the two countries.

Japan To Ask S.korea For Talks On Wartime Labor

Japan to ask S.Korea for talks on wartime labor

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to soon ask South Korea for talks based on a 1965 bilateral deal to discuss the recent court-ordered seizure of assets of a Japanese firm.

Suga made the comment on Wednesday after a South Korean district court approved the seizure of assets held in the country by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.

Asset Seizure Approved Over Wartime Labor

Asset seizure approved over wartime labor

A court in South Korea has approved a seizure of assets held in the country by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal following a final court decision ordering the Japanese firm to pay compensation for wartime labor.

South Korean plaintiffs said on Tuesday that the Pohang branch of the Daegu district court approved a petition for the seizure on January third.

Govt. To Mull Countermeasures Over Wartime Labor

Govt. to mull countermeasures over wartime labor

Japan's top government spokesman says the country will consider what action to take after a group of South Koreans filed to seize some of the assets of a Japanese firm over a wartime labor lawsuit.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the remark while speaking to reporters on Monday.

Kono, Kang Discuss Wartime Labor Rulings

Kono, Kang discuss wartime labor rulings

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held phone talks amid strained ties over the South Korean Supreme Court's rulings on wartime labor.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke for about 30 minutes before noon on Wednesday.

Govt. Inquires About Wartime Labor Suits

Govt. inquires about wartime labor suits

The Japanese government has begun seeking information from private firms that are facing damages lawsuits by people who were forced to work for them during World War Two.

The action comes as South Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate 4 Korean plaintiffs who worked for the company against their wishes during the war.

S.korea's Top Court To Rule On Wartime Labor

S.Korea's top court to rule on wartime labor

South Korea's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on a lawsuit filed by 4 people who say they were forced to work at steel mills in Japan during World War Two.

The South Korean plaintiffs filed the suit against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, saying they were conscripted and forced to work between 1941 and 1943.

Robots, Robotization Rearrange Building Destinations In The Midst Of Work Shortage

Robots, computerization improve building locales in the midst of work lackConstruction locales in Japan are appreciating an influx of mechanization in the midst of an expanding deficiency of workers with the acquaintance of robots with do the truly difficult work and automatons that fly from above and in a split second gather data.
As the populace in the business ages alongside the nation's turning gray society, development organizations are confronting the need to lift profitability and efficiency.

Japan's Labor Productivity Lowest In G7

Japan's labor productivity lowest in G7An NGO has released the results of its survey of labor productivity in 35 countries. The Japan Productivity Center says Japan ranked 20th overall, but out of a Group of 7 industrialized nations, it came last.
Labor productivity is a measure of the quantity of goods and services a worker produces within a given time.