Apr 28, 2016

Job availability best in 24 years; unemployment fell in March

Job availability reached the best level in over 24 years and the unemployment rate fell for the first time in two months in March, government data showed Thursday, signaling Japan’s labor market remains tight. According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the job ...

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 ...