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April 21 2015

Country Background Screening Essentials

There is no one specific law governing background screening in Japan, however, various pieces of legislation do cover parts of the screening process. The practice of background screening in Japan nowadays however has been limited greatly in the past several years by the enactment of new legislation relating to discrimination, privacy and dealing with third party agencies. The five main laws to consider when designing and implementing a screening program in Japan are: Japan 's Personal Information Protection Law, Labor Standards Law 1947, Welfare in 2000, Human Resource Development in High-level IT - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Action Guide Regarding to the Protection of Personal Information of Workers.