Sep 19, 2015

Finding the right minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage in each prefecture will help achieve broad-based pay increases, but could also cause difficulties for small and medium-size businesses.

Jun 12, 2015

New growth strategy contains wide-ranging promises

The government’s proposed new growth strategy contains promises of everything from robotic transportation to making it easier for companies to fire their staff. Unveiled Thursday, the text is now subject to Cabinet approval. It includes the promotion of cutting-edge robotics technology as one solution ...

May 12, 2015

Three held over 'JK' schoolgirl exploitation in Tokyo

Tokyo police have arrested three people, including a 41-year-old shop owner, for providing sexually suggestive services involving high school girls in apparent violation of labor laws, investigation sources said. The shop offered so-called “JK” services in which underage girls would fold origami while posing ...