Japan is a stable, highly developed nation with the world's second-largest economy after the United States. The national literacy rate is 99%, and the average IQ is 105.
The Japanese islands' total land area is roughly 142,000 square miles, approximately 94% of California's total area.
The East Sea separates Japan's four major islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, from the Asian continent.
Japanese life is characterized by complexity and contrast, mixing a long and rich cultural history with robust economic and technological growth since the 1950s. As a result, the country is one of the world's top nations for manufacturing, trading, and financial development.
The World Bank classifies Japan as a highly developed free-market economy with the following trade agreements and alliances:
The Labor Contracts Act of Japan forbids unjustifiable workplace discrimination between regular and non-regular employees.
Employees must get a written notice upon hiring that includes fundamental employment terms such as:
USD equivalent median salaries
Family care leave
Japan celebrates 16 national (public) holidays and multiple observances a year. Some have fixed dates set on the Gregorian calendar, and others are based on the Lunar calendar and thus observed on different dates each year.
The New Year holiday is the most important in Japan, with many distinctive rituals and events. The following working day becomes a public holiday if a national holiday falls on a Sunday.
30 days must pass after receiving notice of termination before dismissal.
Employees who are in the following categories may be fired by the employer without notice or paid in place of notice: