Approximately 75% of companies in Japan have no plans to allow their employees to have side jobs, reportsJapan Times citing survey data from the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training. Meanwhile, 11.2% of companies said they allowed such practices and 8.4% said they would consider it. Of the companies with no intention of permitting side jobs, 82.7% voiced concerns about overworking and 45.3% cited difficulties in grasping and managing employees’ work hours. On the workers’ side, 23.2% said they wished to take up a side job while 13.8% said they want to increase the opportunity and time for their existing side jobs. On the other hand, 56.1% said they do not intend to work on the side. The data contrasts with statements from the government which has asked companies to allow employees to hold side businesses or work multiple jobs.