Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

Jul 17, 2015

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

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Ambition matters more than brains in Shigenobu Nagamori’s world. As chief executive officer of Japanese motor maker Nidec, Nagamori is known for his eccentric management style. Prospective employees have faced off against each other in eating and shouting competitions; new hires at headquarters in ...

U.S. adds solid 280,000 jobs; unemployment rate rises to 5.5%

Jun 5, 2015

U.S. adds solid 280,000 jobs; unemployment rate rises to 5.5%

U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy has regained momentum after starting 2015 in a deep slump. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent in April, the government said Friday. But that occurred for ...

May 28, 2015

Government pledges to help foreign students find jobs in Japan

The government has unveiled a package of measures to help foreign residents find jobs in Japan after studying in the country. The Cabinet Office will hold seminars to provide universities with information about corporate internships and employment support programs for students from overseas, it ...

Apr 14, 2015

Settling disputes over unfair firings

If the government introduces a new system that allows the use of financial compensation to settle legal disputes over unfair dismissals, it should ensure that workers are not placed at a disadvantage.

Tohoku industries regrouping but some coastal areas are missing out

Mar 5, 2015

Tohoku industries regrouping but some coastal areas are missing out

Manufacturers from outside Tohoku are launching plants in the region, underpinning the reconstruction work following the damage left by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “This year, reconstruction will become more evident in (tsunami-hit) coastal areas,” said Kazuhiro Morimoto, head of the Ministry of ...

Dec 17, 2014

Government to beef up jobs program for ex-convicts

The Abe administration will boost a program that encourages companies to hire former convicts, raising the number of such firms to 1,500 from the current level of around 500 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The target, aimed at rehabilitating criminals and reducing the number ...