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METI to Request Related Associations to Take Care in Maintaining Employment of Current Workers and Other Conditions as Responses to Novel Coronavirus Disease

April 13, 2020

In light of the serious impact of the novel coronavirus disease on the entire Japanese economy, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in joint name with the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Telecommunications, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, will request related associations to take appropriate care in maintaining the employment of current workers and other conditions.

1. Overview

Stagnated flows of people and goods caused by the novel coronavirus disease have been forcing companies to shrink their business activities, and this is causing a serious impact on the entire Japanese economy.

In this situation, the government decided to take economic measures and other responses at the level of 108 trillion yen, the largest-scale project in Japanese history.

While encouraging related associations to make use of these measures as well, METI, in joint name with the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Telecommunications, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, will request such associations, as shown in the Appendix, to take appropriate care in maintaining the employment of current workers and other conditions, in particular, for those who are vulnerable to impacts caused by dramatic changes in business conditions, such as fixed-term workers, part-time workers, temporary workers and students given informal promises of employment who will graduate from schools.

2. Details of the request

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Human Resources Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau