Dec 3, 2015

Labor woes of student workers

"Black companies" are exploiting the university students who work part-time for them — a practice that is taking a toll on their studies.

Weak economic data underline pitfalls of Abenomics

Nov 27, 2015

Weak economic data underline pitfalls of Abenomics

Japan on Friday published a string of mostly weak economic data, the first major figures since news that the world’s No. 3 economy had slipped back into recession. A key inflation gauge showed prices fell in October from a year ago, while spending by ...

July job availability best in over 23 years

Aug 28, 2015

July job availability best in over 23 years

Job availability across the country improved to its highest level in over 23 years and the unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in July, the government said Friday, signaling that companies are willing to hire more workers. The ratio of job offers to seekers ...

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

Jul 17, 2015

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

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Ambition matters more than brains in Shigenobu Nagamori’s world. As chief executive officer of Japanese motor maker Nidec, Nagamori is known for his eccentric management style. Prospective employees have faced off against each other in eating and shouting competitions; new hires at headquarters in ...