"Companies have been reluctant to take on full-time employees and instead turning to low-cost hiring options to make up for a shrinking workforce...Non regular employees as a percentage of the total workforce rose in every prefecture. Okinawa had the highest rate at 44.5%, up 3.8 points. Hokkaido, Kyoto and Osaka prefectures were close behind at 42.8%, 41.8% and 41.3%. Fukui Prefecture was the lowest at 32.7%, but this figure was still up 2.8 points from the last survey."
Nonpermanent Employment Rising Across Japan: Survey
Agust 17th 2013