Event Reports

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

by Naoki Takiguchi

4 August

Unemployment rate in June stood at 2.8%. It’s 0.1 percentage point down from May. Is it any good sign? Key messages include: 1. Those who lost their jobs have turned themselves into freelancers, however there’s no assurance that it will last. 2. The ratio of involuntary unemployment is rising. In Japan almost 40% of the workers are non-regular employment. 3. Non-regular workers could be targeted with termination of contracts. The unemployment rate may then become much higher. Watch the video to learn more!
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Naoki Takiguchi

Naoki Takiguchi

Program Manager, Country Program Japan

Naoki.Takiguchi@kas.de +81-3-6426-5059 +81-3-6426-5047