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  1. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance implementing the Promotion of Youth Employment Law with respect to Seafarers (Ordinance of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport No. 11 of 29 February 2016) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-29 | JPN-2016-R-102981

  2. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order establishing the provisions of the Law on Labour under Article 11 of the Law on Promotion of Employment of Youth (Cabinet Order No. 4 of 14 January 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-14 | JPN-2016-R-102974

  3. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance implementing the Promotion of Youth Employment Law (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 155 of 30 September 2015) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-30 | JPN-2015-R-102975

  4. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Basic Plan for Working Youth Welfare Measures (No. 9) (2011).

    Adoption: 2011-04 | JPN-2011-M-95611

    This is a policy document set forth by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Article 6 of the Working Youth Welfare Act.

  5. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Basic Plan for Human Resources Development Promotion (No. 9) (2011).

    Adoption: 2011 | JPN-2011-M-95610

    This is a policy document set forth by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Article 5 of the Human Resources Development Promotion Act.

  6. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on the Facilitation of Movement for Aged and Handicapped Persons (Law No.91 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2006 | JPN-2006-L-73978

    Provides for various measures to be taken to facilitate aged and handicapped persons to move in both public and private places, transportation and designated buildings.

  7. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order to Implement the Law to Support the Independence of Persons with Disabilities (Cabinet Order No.10 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-01-25 | JPN-2006-R-73973

    Provides for details to implement Law No. 123 of 2005.

  8. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on the Prevention of Cruel Treatment on Elderly Persons and Assistance for Caretakers for Elderly Persons (Law No.124 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73984

    Provides for the protection of persons over the age of 65 from cruel treatment inflicted by caretakers, in particular; Provides assistance rendered to those affected as well as those who may inflict cruel treatment.

  9. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities Law (Law No.123 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73983

    Based on the principles set forth in the Disabled Persons Basic Law of 1970, consolidates relevant parts of the Law for the Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons of 1949, the Law for the Welfare of Mentally Disabled Persons of 1960, the Mental Health and Mentally Disabled Persons Welfare Law of 1950, the Child Welfare Law of 1947, and other related Laws. With its 115 operational and 122 subsidiary provisions, the Law provides for the state's responsibilities in offering various services aimed at facilitating disabled persons and disabled children to lead a normal and independent social life.

  10. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Law concerning the Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons (Law No.81 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-07-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73980

    Amends Law No.123 of 1960; Strengthens employment measures for mentally disabled persons; Provides for assistance of home-based disabled workers; Co-ordinates employment promotion measures and welfare measures for disabled persons.

  11. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order to Supplement the Law for the Support of Developmentally Disabled Persons (Cabinet Order No. 150 of 2005)

    Adoption: 2005-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2005-R-70849

    Supplements the definition of developmentally disabled persons and also specifies the kinds of administrative services to be provided by local authorities.

  12. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law concerning the Payment of Special Disability Benefit for Persons with Special Disability (Law No.166 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2004-L-69387

    Defines persons with special disability and provides various disability allowances for those who cannot be covered by the ordinary disability benefits due to the changes occurring in the national pension scheme.

  13. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law for the Support of Developmentally Disabled Persons (Law No. 167 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2004-L-69388

    Defines developmental disability and obliges the State and local government to take various measures, as provided for in the Law.

  14. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending the Implementation Regulation of the Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons Law (Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, No.137 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-28 | JPN-2004-R-69378

    Various amendments including extending the definition of disabled persons to cover mentally disabled persons.

  15. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Law Concerning Stabilization of Employment of Older Persons (Law No. 103 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-06-11 | JPN-2004-L-67691

    Provides for various measures for securing the stability of older persons' employment, such as the employer's obligation to furnish a document in support of an older person's application for a new job, the obligation to inform a job-seeking older person on the reasons for setting an age limit for entry into employment, requirement to raise the compulsory retirement age to 65 or above, or design continuous employment schemes to retain workers in employment until 65 in case the existing retirement age below 65 is retained. The amending law also provides for various measures related to older persons' employment, such as liberalizing regulations concerning the operation of worker dispatching undertakings etc.

  16. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Basic Law on Persons with Disablities (Law No. 80 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-06-04 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-04 | JPN-2004-L-67685

    Provides substantial changes to the initial Basic Law for the Disabled of 1970 by setting fundamental principles to be observed by the state and the provincial governments in their responsibilities towards the disabled, including the principle of non-discrimination, the sense of solidarity in supporting the development and participation of disabled persons in society, the protection of human rights and obligations of the state and provincial governments in drawing up programmes of special measures for the disabled.

  17. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on the Promotion of Measures Supporting the Growth of the Next Generation (Law No. 120 of 2003)

    Adoption: 2003-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-16 | Date of end of application: 2015-03-31 | JPN-2003-L-66258

    Provides for obligations by local authorities and private enterprises with more than 300 employees to set up action plans to support the development of future generations. Authorizes the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to set up Centers for the Promotion of Measures Supporting the Growth of the Next Generation.

  18. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare concerning the Law on the Promotion of Measures Supporting the Growth of the Next Generation (Ordinance No. 122 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-16 | JPN-2003-R-66260

    Provides for details on the establishment of the Center for the Promotion of Measures Supporting the Growth of the Next Generation, as mandated by the Law No. 120 of 2003.

  19. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending parts of Employment Security Law and Law for Securing Proper Operation of Temporary Employment Agencies and Improved Working Conditions for Temporary Workers (No. 82 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-06-13 | JPN-2003-L-65101

    Amends provisions regarding conditions to be met by temporary employment service. Considerably liberalizes operation of temporary work agencies.

  20. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending Implementation Rules of the Employment Insurance Law (No. 8 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-03 | JPN-2003-R-65097

    Provides for additional payments made to undertakings which offer measures to promote employment of the elderly.

  21. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare determining degrees of disability in accordance with Law on Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons (No. 98 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-63084

    Establishes, pursuant to the Law on Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons, categories of physically disabled persons according to detailed criteria.

  22. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare determining degrees of disability in accordance with Law on Welfare of Mentally Disabled Persons (No. 99 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-63085

    Establishes, pursuant to Law on Welfare of Mentally Disabled Persons, categories of mentally disabled persons based on detailed criteria.

  23. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. 43 of 2002 on the Co-ordination of Rules concerning Appropriate Treatment of Disabled Persons.

    Adoption: 2002-05-15 | JPN-2002-L-61486

    Amends related provisions in eight laws, such as Seafarers Law, Veterinarian Law, Interpreters and Guides Law, specifying degree of incapacity of workers who are not allowed to work.

  24. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law concerning Stabilization of Employment of Older Persons [Law No. 68 of 1971]. No. 60.

    Adoption: 2000-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-01 | JPN-2000-L-56872

    Extends the scope of this Law to middle-aged workers, and promotes the raising of the retirement age of workers and the continuation of employment of older workers.

  25. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order made under the Law for Securing the Proper Operation of Temporary Employment Agencies and Improved Working Conditions for Temporary Workers (Law No. 88 of 1985) (Cabinet Order No. 367 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-01 | JPN-1999-R-55813

    Excludes medical services from the work in which temporary workers may be engaged.

  26. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Order No. 242 of 1953 made under the Employment Security Law (Law No. 141 of 1947). No. 369.

    Adoption: 1999-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-01 | JPN-1999-R-55814

    Provides that persons who were convicted of violating provisions of the Labour Standards Law concerning forced labour and child labour shall not be permitted to operate employment placement projects.

  27. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines for Measures which are recommended for adoption by Temporary Work Agencies (Ministry of Labour Notice No. 137 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-01 | JPN-1999-M-55815

    Provides guidelines on the provision of social insurance, protection of personal information, and appropriate grievance procedures.

  28. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law on the Proper Application of Temporary Work Agencies and Improved Working Conditions for Temporary Workers [Law No. 88 of 1985] No. 84.

    Adoption: 1999-07-07 | JPN-1999-L-54634

    Liberalizes requirements regarding the use of contract labour dispatched by temporary work agencies, with the exception of dock work,construction, security guard services, and other work deemed unsuitable for temporary workers by Cabinet Order. An employer of a temporary employment agency shall administrate personal information about dispatched workers appropriately. A client shall not engage a temporary worker for the same work for more then one year. The Minister of Labour may recommend that a client hire a temporary worker if the worker continues to work in contravention of the Act and he or she wishes to be hired by the client.

  29. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending the Employment Security Law [Law No. 141 of 1947] No. 85.

    Adoption: 1999-07-07 | JPN-1999-L-54635

    Liberalizes "fee-charging employment placement services". Anyone may carry out fee-charging employment placement with the permission of the Minister of Labour except with regard to dock work, construction, and other work stipulated by the Order.

  30. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on Mental Health and Welfare, No. 131.

    Adoption: 1997-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-01 | JPN-1997-L-50020

    Determines the qualifications of the persons in charge of mental health and welfare. Provides for the welfare of mentally disabled persons.

  31. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending the Ordinance made under the Proper Application of Temporary Work Agencies and Improvement of Working Conditions for Temporary Workers [Law No. 88 of 1985] No. 17.

    Adoption: 1997-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | JPN-1997-R-47949

    Eases several procedures concerning the appointment of the person responsible for working conditions of temporary workers employed by temporary work agencies.

  32. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 12 of 1947 made under the Employment Security Law [Law No. 141 of 1947] No. 9.

    Adoption: 1997-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | JPN-1997-R-46962

    Expands the categories of jobs which may be covered by private job placement services.

  33. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law on the Proper Application of Temporary Work Agencies and Improved Working Conditions for Temporary Workers [Law No. 88 of 1985] and related amendment (No. 90).

    Adoption: 1996-06-19 | JPN-1996-L-45493

    Simplification of procedures to change and extend the licenses of temporary work agencies. Prohibition of using temporary workers in the same category of work from different agencies. Amendments concerning complaints from workers. Establishes the obligation of the government to create guidelines concerning management of agencies and procedures to dispatch workers to clients. Permits temporary workers to perform duties of persons who are on child care leave.

  34. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 20 of 1978 made under the Special Measures Law for employment security for Workers in Specified Depressed Industries [Law No. 39 of 1983] (No. 27).

    Adoption: 1996-05-29 | JPN-1996-R-46008

  35. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law to amend the Law concerning Stabilization of Employment for Older Persons [Law No. 68 of 1971] No. 37.

    Adoption: 1996-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-01 | JPN-1996-L-45366

    This Act establishes the Association of the Silver Human Resources Centers.

  36. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour establishing the basic plan for Employment Measures (No. 2).

    Adoption: 1996-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | Date of end of application: 2001-03-31 | JPN-1996-M-45369

    Establishes the said plan pursuant to the Employment Measures Act [Act No. 132 of 1966] which sets forth the principal aims and measures to be taken.

  37. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour [Ordinance No. 30 of 1995] amending the text of regulations under the Law promoting the employment of disabled persons [Law No. 123 of 1960].

    Adoption: 1995-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-01 | JPN-1995-R-43499

  38. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour [Ordinance No. 26 of 1995] amending the Law promoting the employment of disabled persons [Law No. 123 of 1960].

    Adoption: 1995-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-28 | JPN-1995-R-43498

    Amends the regulations on the employment of disabled persons with respect to particulars regarding eyesight.

  39. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law to amend the Law on Employment Promotion for the Disabled [Law No. 123 of 1960]. No. 38.

    Adoption: 1994-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-01 | JPN-1994-L-38239

    Establishes the Support Centre for Employment of the Disabled to provide vocational training, practical advice, and information to disabled workers and employers.

  40. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law to amend the Law concerning Stabilization of Employment for Older Persons [Law No. 68 of 1971]. No. 34.

    Adoption: 1994-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | JPN-1994-L-38240

    Encourages employers to plan continuous employment for older employees after the age of 60, to appoint public corporations as centres for the practical use of older workers' experience, and to prohibit employers from setting a compulsory retirement age that is lower than 60 years of age.

  41. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law (No. 94) amending the Basic Law on measures for physically and mentally disabled persons (Law No. 84 of 1970)

    Adoption: 1993-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-03 | JPN-1993-L-36528

    Promotes disabled persons' independence and participation in activities in any field such as community affairs, the economy and culture. The Government shall formulate the Disabled Persons' Basic Plan and the protectorates and municipalities shall endeavour to formulate plans of their own. Replaces the words "physically and mentally disabled person" with the words "disabled person" and renames the Law to be the Disabled Persons' Basic Law.

  42. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour (No. 40) respecting the basic policy of employment measures for disabled persons

    Adoption: 1993-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | JPN-1993-M-36531

    The basic policy is formulated pursuant to Articles 2-6 of the Law respecting employment promotion of disabled persons, etc. (Law No. 123 of 1960). Includes employment trends of disabled persons, basic measures for comprehensive vocational rehabilitation, employment management measures taken by employers and measures for employment promotion and stability of disabled persons.

  43. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour (No. 6) amending the Ordinance (No. 12 of 1947) on the enforcement of the Employment Security Law (Law No. 141 of 1947)

    Adoption: 1993-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | JPN-1993-R-36580

    Provides for standards for permission for overseas fee-charging employment services.

  44. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order (No. 26) amending Cabinet Order (No. 292 of 1960) on the enforcement of the Law respecting Employment Promotion, etc. of the Disabled (Law No. 123 of 1960)

    Adoption: 1993-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | JPN-1993-R-36581

    Provides that employers shall include, in the Plan for Hiring Physically Disabled Persons, the number of physically and mentally disabled workers in part-time employment.

  45. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour (No. 3) amending the Ordinance (No. 38 of 1976) on the enforcement of the Law respecting Employment Promotion etc. of the Disabled (Law No. 123 of 1960)

    Adoption: 1993-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | JPN-1993-R-36582

    Provides that employers shall appoint Employment Promotors for Disabled Persons. The Ordinance provides standards for such appointments.

  46. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 38 of 1976 made under the Law for Employment Promotion of the Disabled (Law No. 123 of 1960). No. 20.

    Adoption: 1992-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | JPN-1992-R-33107

    Provides for definition of "part-time severely mentally retarded", and establishes grants for renovation of work facilities for the disabled.

  47. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 292 of 1960 made under the Law for Employment Promotion of The Disabled (Law No. 123 of 25 July 1960) and Cabinet Order No. 393 of 1952 respecting organisation of the Ministry of Labour. No. 234.

    Adoption: 1992-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | JPN-1992-R-33106

    Consequential amendments as a result of the amendment of the Law for Employment Promotion of the Disabled.

  48. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law for Employment Promotion of the Disabled (No. 123 of 1960). No. 68.

    Adoption: 1992-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | JPN-1992-L-33110

    Provides that the Minister of Labour shall formulate the basic policy for employment measures for disabled persons. Part-time severely physically retarded and part-time severely mentally retarded persons shall apply to be provided with grants, and shall be included in the employment quota system. Certain employers shall appoint employment promoters for the disabled.

  49. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 113 of 1987 respecting enforcement of the Law concerning the Promotion of Local Employment Development [Law No. 23 of 1987]. No. 96.

    Adoption: 1992-04-01 | JPN-1992-R-31172

    Designation of employment development promotion areas under Article 2 of the Area Development Promotion Act. Such areas have many job applicants, and insufficient opportunities in relation to the number of applications.

  50. Japan - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Order No. 141 of 1983 made under the Special Measures Law for Employment Security for Workers in Specified Depressed Industries [Law No. 39 of 1983]. No. 315.

    Adoption: 1991-10-04 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-04 | JPN-1991-R-28059

    Adds tortoise-shell ware manufacturing to specified depressed industries.

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