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Below we picked up popular past article with high access count and updated it with new information so you can keep up with up-to-date information regarding IT job market in Japan. The prolonged emergency state situation surely impacted the job market landscape including job offers available for foreigners in Japan. So how is the situation? Is it good or bad? How is the IT industry faring in 2021 and forward? Check it out below
Although Japan is known for having one of the most generous paternity-leave packages in the world, which is a full year, it is still uncommon for male employees in Japan to take paternity leave here, and the percentage of male employees taking paternity leave is quite low in Japan, which is only around 6 to 7%. To solve this social issue, the Labor Ministry of Japan considers making it mandatory for companies to recommend employees take paternity leave, as many male employees in Japan remain reluctant to take leave under the current system. The main purpose of this measure is to boost the birthrate by making it easier for families to balance their work life and parenting.
Employee benefits became one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a company to work for in Japan, and many companies invest more in benefit packages to attract and secure top candidates, who tend to be picky about their career. Top candidates in Japan know that they are expected to work hard for, and stay devoted to the company, in exchange for some degree of job security and benefits they are receiving, which include housing subsidies, good insurance, the use of recreation facilities, bonuses, and pensions. Large companies usually have more employee benefits, and today we listed up some benefits you can get from a Japanese company as an employee.