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Are you Prepared for the Mandatory Anti-Harassment Measures?

Power harassment prevention measures will become mandatory for small and medium-sized enterprises starting from April 1, 2022.

The Power Harassment Prevention Act (Revised Act on Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Measures) came into effect on June 1, 2020. It will finally become mandatory for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from April 1, 2022. The recent increase in telework has also had an impact, and issues such as “lack of communication” and “lack of understanding of harassment (managers)” have been cited as some of the challenges faced by employees. Possible countermeasures include revitalization of communication and implementation of training programs for managers.

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Introduction to the New Japanese Invoice System Implementation & Qualified Invoice Issuers

  1. What is the new Japanese Invoice System?

Japan will implement a qualified invoice storage method (Japanese Invoice System) from October 2023. Under this new Japanese Invoice System, all qualified invoices, where tax credits for Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) are applicable, will require proper storage as per the stipulated guidelines. Otherwise, deductions through tax credits may not be applicable, and the amount of JCT payments may increase.  

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