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Women and temps hit hardest by Japan's job market upheaval

Part-time workers among first shed in service sector downturn amid pandemic

Women in service-sector industries such as hotels have been particularly hard hit by job losses spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- More than a year of coronavirus-related disruption has left a mark on employment in Japan, particularly among the women and temporary staff who make up much of the service sector, government data released Friday shows.

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