Eco-, charity-awareness tied to newspaper readership

Nov 27, 2012

Eco-, charity-awareness tied to newspaper readership

People who are daily inclined to read newspapers for long periods tend to have a strong sense of charity and environmental awareness, market researcher Video Research Ltd. and advertising agency Dentsu Inc. have said. While a clear correlation was found for newspaper readers, none ...

Fair trade slowly catching on here

Nov 1, 2012

Fair trade slowly catching on here

Hirokazu Kanetaka, who works in the cafe section of restaurant operator Zensho Holdings Co., was thrilled when an elementary school teacher in Rwanda thanked the company for helping students get to school on time. The teacher told him that a newly built water supply ...

Oct 30, 2012

Firm's new HR placement goals focus on internationally minded recruits

Major human resources placement company Robert Walters Japan is strengthening its support for Japanese companies that want to hire people suited to international business, its president said in a recent symposium in Tokyo. The Japanese unit of the Britain-headquartered company, Japanese Business Division, set ...

Japan provides meeting guests with 'cool' items

Oct 12, 2012

Japan provides meeting guests with 'cool' items

For foreign ministers and others who have come to Tokyo to discuss international cooperation on difficult subjects such as the European debt crisis, the Japanese government has prepared some entertainment. The office set up by the Ministry of Finance for the preparation of the ...

S.T. Dupont excels amid steady growth in luxury brand market

Oct 3, 2012

S.T. Dupont excels amid steady growth in luxury brand market

S.T. Dupont, a maker of luxury lighters, pens and other merchandise, will continue to outsell industry rivals thanks to the launch of new attractive products, according to its global president. Even in the sluggish economy, the company’s annual sales have grown more than 20 ...

Nankai quake projected toll radically raised

Aug 30, 2012

Nankai quake projected toll radically raised

As many as 323,000 people in 30 prefectures could be killed by a major earthquake and ensuing monster tsunami that scientists say could hit in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast, the Cabinet Office’s Central Disaster Prevention Council said Wednesday. The estimated toll ...

What if no-benefit 'retirement' age is set at 40?

Aug 22, 2012

What if no-benefit 'retirement' age is set at 40?

When a government panel’s proposal that companies set their “retirement” age at 40 was released in early July, it made headlines and triggered hot debate on the Internet. Many opinions posted were against the proposal, which effectively means initial-career employers would be able to ...