Aug 19, 2016

Abe's 'work style' reforms

Shinzo Abe's newest pet policy could run into a lot of resistance from management and whether anything actually gets done will depend on just how serious he is.

Aug 14, 2016

56% of major firms expect temporary lull in economy: survey

More than half of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to remain flat through the end of the year, citing such concerns as sluggish consumer spending, a stronger yen and the effects of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, a Kyodo News ...

Japan Inc. hiring grads via online interviews

Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hiring grads via online interviews


Corporate Japan is looking to conduct job interviews online in a move that could benefit both companies and job seekers. For job-hunting college students in rural areas, going to interviews in Tokyo, where the major companies are concentrated, is not easy: the transportation and ...

Jul 29, 2016

Japan's jobless rate hit 21-year low of 3.1% in June

Japan’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in June, the lowest level in nearly 21 years, government data showed Friday, highlighting companies’ willingness to hire more people in a tight labor market. The improvement in three months came as separate data showed the country’s ...