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/ Apr 18, 2017

IMF raises Japan growth forecast to 1.2% this year, 0.6% in 2018

The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its growth forecast for Japan’s economy this year and next, citing a pickup in exports, but warned that a shrinking labor force and below-forecast inflation would curb longer-term growth. The IMF upgraded its forecast for the world’s third-largest ...

Apr 18, 2017

Government panel to push limited regular employment system

A government panel on regulatory reform is in discussions to urge more widespread adoption of the limited regular employment system, in which regular workers are hired on open-ended contracts with limits on their work location or hours. The government has been urging companies to ...