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Work Reform Minister Kato stresses need for change

  • August 28, 2016
  • , NHK
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NHK’s Sunday morning talk show “Nichiyo Toron” discussed problems related to working styles in Japan. Minister for Working-style Reform Kato and four experts discussed such issues as long work hours and the large number of non-regular employees in the nation. Kato expressed the Abe administration’s readiness to move forward with employment reform, stressing the importance of flexibility in working styles and indicating a GOJ plan to strengthen regulations on excessive overtime work. The experts included Keio University Professor Yoshio Higuchi, Toray Corporate Business Research Institute Senior Researcher Naoki Atsumi, Work Life Balance CEO Yoshie Komuro, and Hakuhodo Brand Design Youth Research Center chief Yohei Harada.

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