What are Japan’s employment standards such as wages?

There are employment standards which need to be carefully considered when corporations hire people, such as wages, working hours, breaks and days off. For instance, employers must pay wages in legal tender, directly to the employee, not less than once per month, and on a specified date. In addition, working hours must, in principle, not exceed 40 hours per week or eight hours per day excluding breaks ( statutory working hours). However, overtime is possible within the limit agreed in the labor-management agreement (agreement between the company and the employee representative).