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Date : May 12, 2017

Video Report: Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform (Mr. Katsunobu KATO, Minister for Working-style Reform)

post date : 2017.05.15

At the end of March, the Japanese government adopted the Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform, calling for a reduction in overtime and for the elimination of wide wage gaps between regular and non-regular workers.

The government is to submit revised related bills to the Diet in the fall this year, aiming to implement the plan starting in FY2019. With new measures such as introducing a cap on overtime with penalties, Prime Minister Abe has called this plan a “historical step for reform to change the work style in Japan.”

The FPCJ invited Mr. Katsunobu KATO, Minister for Working-style Reform, to discuss the plan and steps toward its implementation.


The briefing had a total of 30 participants, including 8 journalists from China, Indonesia, France, Germany, and U.S.A.

- Date: May 12 (Fri), 2017, 16:30- 17:30

- Briefer: Mr. Katsunobu KATO, Minister for Working-style Reform

- Language: 1) Presentation (about 34 mins.) : Japanese with "simultaneous" English interpretation

                   2) QA session: Japanese with "consecutive" English interpretation


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