May 26, 2015

Business lobbies to send joint delegation to China in November

Keidanren and two other business associations will send a delegation to China in November in hopes of strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries. It will be the first time for the three bodies — Keidanren, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ...

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

May 8, 2015

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

Sadayuki Sakakibara, head of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Japan’s most influential business lobby, will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul next Wednesday, the Japan-Korea Economic Association said Friday. Mikio Sasaki, the association’s head and an adviser to trading house Mitsubishi Corp., will ...

Feb 10, 2015

Keidanren taps BT Japan president as first female executive

Keidanreen said Monday it has tapped Haruno Yoshida, president of BT Japan, the local arm of British telecom company BT Group PLC, to become its first female executive in June. The country’s largest business lobby, also known as the Japan Business Federation, said Yoshida, ...

Feb 4, 2015

Keidanren expresses interest in investing in Thai infrastructure

A Japanese business mission led by Eizo Kobayashi, head of the Japan Business Federation’s Japan-Thailand Trade and Economic Committee, met with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday and expressed interest in investing in projects related to Thailand’s infrastructure. Kobayashi, the chairman of Itochu ...

Jan 21, 2015

Keidanren to back pay-scale hikes for second straight year

The nation’s leading association of business leaders said Tuesday it will support pay-scale hikes by member companies in the upcoming annual wage talks, adopting the policy for the second straight year. But the Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, showed reluctance to accept ...

Keidanren aims to reinvigorate U.S. business ties in 2015

Jan 5, 2015

Keidanren aims to reinvigorate U.S. business ties in 2015

The nation’s leading business lobby plans to send a delegation to the United States this year, its first in six years, as well as to Indonesia and Brazil. The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, will also reopen a liaison office in Washington ...

Abe, business heads, labor unions agree on efforts for wage growth

Dec 16, 2014

Abe, business heads, labor unions agree on efforts for wage growth

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration crafted a joint statement Tuesday with leaders of business organizations and labor unions, aiming to bolster the economy through wage growth. At a trilateral meeting, Abe also urged large manufacturers, which have benefited from the yen’s slide, to trade ...