Business, labor heads agree on jobs

Kyodo

Business and labor leaders met Tuesday in Tokyo and agreed to jointly promote more jobs, officials said.

Among the participants at the meeting were Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Keidanren, and Nobuaki Koga, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo).

Koga pointed to the deterioration in domestic economic conditions and asked management to preserve domestic employment while noting the public is worried about the future.

In response, Yonekura said the business world has asked the government to ensure a stable supply of energy, partly to protect domestic jobs.