JAPAN: Factory Act

Provisions of the Japanese Factory Act, promulgated last week, effective July 1, 1926: 1) Reduction of the maximum working day from twelve hours to eleven. 2) Prohibition of child labor in mines. 3) Prohibition after 1929 of night work by girls under 16.

Complete humanitarians were vexed to learn that a joker clause will prevent the application of this statute to silk mills and machinery factories.

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