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  • Autumn 2020 market update – a glimmer of hope


    October 2020.  It's been a long, tough year for many globally and the light at the end of the tunnel remains some way off while the world waits on the development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 and continues to juggle lockdowns/restrictions with eco... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    What are you doing FOR YOU during the pandemic?


    Like many, I’m working from home and expect to for a while. Even if Japan tries to open up, there isn’t likely going to be much recruiting needed by our clients to justify going into the office. Of course, I hope I’m wrong but that’s where we are tod... read more

    by James Graham
    Private Practice, Healthcare Industry

    What job seekers should know ahead of the post-COVID-19 market


    With the market currently stagnating in the wake of COVID-19, the balance between supply and demand in the job market for lawyers and compliance officers has changed. Specifically, the number of job openings has dropped to much less than half compare... read more

    by Yuki Wada
    Financial Services, Compliance, Private Practice

    Online Interview Tips


    If you are lucky enough to get a job interview in this stagnant legal & compliance market in Japan, it will very likely be carried out by video conference (VC). This is a new exercise for many, and while the content preparation will be similar to... read more

    by Justy
    Career Advice

    Keeping yourself busy and preparing for a better market


    The legal recruiting market in Japan is nearly at a standstill and opportunities are scarce. It is not a great time to be looking for a job. If you are lucky enough to be employed and have a (relatively) stable stream of income, you are in a good pla... read more

    by Justy
    Career Advice

    Mental wellbeing while working from home


    In order to adapt to these highly unusual circumstances that much of the world is currently facing, many companies and law firms have implemented business continuity plans. As the weeks and months of isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic continue... read more

    by Justy
    Career Advice

    The current state of Japan’s legal job market


    Japan’s economy, like much of the world, has taken a massive hit in the past weeks with the COVID-19 outbreak and the ensuing recession – and it feels like things are only just beginning. This is, of course, also reflected in the local legal job mark... read more

    by Justy
    Career Advice

    COVID-19 – Reshaping the Japanese work culture?


    The coronavirus outbreak is pushing companies to rethink some of the most fundamental aspects of Japanese working culture. Spending long hours in the office and doing overtime on a daily basis have long been considered as significant keys to success ... read more

    by Justy
    Career Advice