Oct 23, 2013

Rengo to demand pay hike of more than 1%

Rengo plans to demand a basic pay raise of more than 1 percent in next year’s “shunto” spring labor talks, a source close to the group said Wednesday. It will be the first time for Rengo — the Japanese Trade Union Confederation — to ...

Mar 18, 2013

Time for base wage increases

For the first time since the 2008 failure of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis, the wage situation for Japanese workers has brightened.