TOKYO -- Japan's parliament passed a work reform bill on Friday, regarded by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the most important piece of legislation in the current session. In a country known for its long working hours, the law now limits overtime hours and raises the incomes of temporary and part-time workers who do not receive the benefits that regular company staff do. Lawmakers also compromised on an exemption scheme for white-collar workers after opposition parties raised concerns it could still expose professionals to the pressures of working long hours.
Five things to know about Japan's work reform law
It applies to foreigners too and represents a chance for wage hike for temporary staff