Thursday, February 2, 2023
Every year, millions of people around Japan receive packages from Amazon. The packages  arrive day and night and invariably in pristine condition. But few give much thought to the exhausted delivery worker.
This article was developed with the support of JournalismFund.eu   Ever wondered why the world’s largest metropolis is so clean? Ask Watanabe Ayumu. One of Tokyo’s small army of waste collectors, Watanabe’s day can start as early as 6 a.m., to...
Shibata Akari is one of a small number of female slaughterhouse workers in an industry steeped in discrimination and where workers were not even paid until the 1970s.
Someone in the Japanese government appears to have ordered an Osaka-based union to be destroyed. The Kan’nama story has triggered alarming constitutional questions – but little media attention.
Labour Union fights for change for Japanese Public Health Care Workers Sachie Akasugi (not her real name) is beyond exhausted. A worker at a public health center in Osaka, Akasugi and her colleagues are part of Japan’s first line of...
This article has not yet been translated into English.
Due to the spread of coronavirus, people who are in vulnerable positions such as the impoverished and those living on the street, are finding themselves in a pinch situation. In Tokyo, which is one of the target municipalities of Japan's state of  emergency declaration, there are critical problems with finding housing for such people, many of whom are directly affected by the closures of Internet cafes and and shared rooms for welfare guardians due to the spread of Covid-19.
Three long-term nursing care helpers have taken the state to court, citing  workplace violations of the Labor Standards Act and  wage theft. The workers, who are women in their 60s from Tokyo and Fukushima, filed the lawsuit with the Tokyo...
As radiation levels fell, public sector workers evacuated during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster were ordered to return and push on with decontamination work. But was it as “safe” as they were led to believe?  As decontamination work proceeded in...
Pay dispute shines spotlight on supply chains and justice ​ A factory responsible for producing products for retail chain Uniqlo has closed, leaving 4,000 workers out on the streets without work or any severance pay.  Indonesian national Wani Rena Napishul was...

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