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 ...

Japan's hold on Olympic judo slipping

| Aug 21, 2012

Japan's hold on Olympic judo slipping

Judo became an Olympic sport in the 1964 Tokyo Games and was dominated by the country of its origin until the 2008 Games in Beijing. This summer in London, Japan’s men failed to win a single gold medal in judo and its women claimed ...

Aug 11, 2012

New foreigner IDs now bear minister's signature

Immigration offices nationwide Sunday began issuing “zairyu” residence cards to foreign residents with the electronic signature of the justice minister, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman said Friday. Due to a computer glitch, eight regional bureaus, six district immigration offices and 63 branch offices have issued ...