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 ...

Jul 22, 2016

French parliament adopts contentious labor reforms

The French parliament on Thursday definitively adopted a set of contentious labor reforms that sparked months of violent protests over a perceived threat to cherished workers’ rights. Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a constitutional tool to force the legislation through parliament three times to ...