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Expanded employment opportunities for older people in Japan

Written by
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, one of the largest international firms in Japan best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s.
A legal amendment now requires employers in Japan to use ‘best efforts’ to secure working opportunities for their employees up to the age of 70.

Japan is experiencing rapid changes, including an aging society, declining birthrate, and decreasing population. In view of this, and in order to maintain an active social economy, Japan must facilitate an environment in which older people who wish to work can fully realise their potential. 

The Act on the Stabilisation of Employment of Elderly Persons’ has been amended to provide various options for securing employment opportunities for individuals up to the age of 70. These amendments took effect on 1 April 2021.  

Click here to download the full report on the changes. 

Kensuke Otsuki
Partner - Japan
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Sho Ando
Associate - Japan
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune