Human resources

Discover the new programme - Get Ready for Japan

Get an in-depth understanding on how to do business in Japan

The 2-week "Get Ready for Japan" scheme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements. Continuously improved to meet the latest expectations about business in Japan, the Get Ready for Japan provides EU businessmen with a professional Japan-related expertise.

Report: Human Resources in Japan Legal Aspects

About the Report

This report covers the essential legal aspects of Human Resources in Japan. Here, European businesses will find everything they need to know about recruitment, the establishment of work rules, work patterns, employment contracts, working hours, leaves, wages, termination of employment and restrictions, labour and social insurances for local staff as well as cross-border employment contracts, salaries, tax liabilities and social security matters for expatriate employees.

Human Resources Training Programme (HRTP)

4-week training programme + 1 week of company visits (optional) in Japan for EU Managers. The HRTP aims to provide EU managers with practical business experience and a broader understanding of the Japanese economy, politics, language and culture. It consists of lectures, joint seminars and company visits and is designed to help participants become thoroughly informed about the actual conditions of Japanese business. The 5th week is optional and consists of individual company visits.


Japan is classed as one of the best educated countries in the world. Recent figures indicate that 46% of the population aged 25 to 64 had completed tertiary education, compared with the OECD average of 31%, ranking it third out of 36 countries.

Online Education

The online education and e-learning sectors in Japan is a promising market due to both the Japanese tendency to embrace technology and the increasing interest in international engagement.

About Education

The Japanese education system depends heavily on private funding and, while secondary schools are of a good standard, tertiary education is losing ground at an international level.

16-09-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

Webinar 23: Finding the Right Executives in Japan

What do you need to know about hiring in Japan?

Imagine that you have to deal with a succession issue at your Japanese operation.  What common pitfalls should you avoid?
Any succession at a group company is of strategic importance. Sooner or later you might be faced with such a situation in Japan, when the current Managing Director is heading towards retirement or if his performance is severely lacking. This webinar helps you to prepare for such a situation and make the right decisions when the time comes.

03-06-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

Webinar 15: Human Resources in Japan

What are the legal requirements you should comply with when addressing employment issues?

Knowledge of labour law is simply essential to the success and sustainability of your business activities in Japan.  Complying with legal requirements related to human resources matters will ensure legal certainty for your business activities and for your employees in the workplace and help you make sure basic requirements are met in order to avoid litigation.


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