Labour and Employment

Featuring lifetime employment, seniority and loyalty, the Japanese corporate culture has created a post-war economic miracle in the country, but has also given rise to such social issues as the normalised overtime work and frequent karoshi or “death by overwork”

Low birth rate and accelerated ageing are making the shortage of labour an increasingly severe issue in Japan. In order to make improvements, the Japanese government is reforming labour and employment practices and imposing strict employment management requirements on companies. Foreign companies investing in Japan should also note this and promptly establish and improve their internal employment management systems to reduce the risks of labour and employment violations.

Experienced in labour and employment consulting and dispute resolution, we provide our clients with practical and effective legal solutions to their employment and human resources issues.