Dec 24, 2015

Abe, BOJ urge higher wages; businesses unconvinced

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday applied fresh pressure on companies to do their part in putting a sustained end to deflation by boosting wages and investment. But the head of the nation’s biggest business lobby offered ...

Dec 8, 2015

Keidanren changes recruitment guidelines again, pushes June start

Keidanren has released new guidelines for the 2016 university graduate recruitment system, calling on member companies to start interviews and other components of the selection process in June — two months earlier than this year. The country’s biggest business lobby is also calling on ...

Keidanren to call for larger wage hike

Nov 26, 2015

Keidanren to call for larger wage hike

The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, plans to urge its member companies to give substantial pay hikes in the shunto wage negotiations next spring, its chairman told government representatives Thursday. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara said in a dialogue session between the government and ...

Nov 9, 2015

Keidanren to OK June start for annual corporate recruitment drives

Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) will allow member firms in 2016 to launch their annual graduate recruitment drives in June, rather than August, Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara said Monday. The move comes just after the nation’s biggest business lobby decided earlier this year to delay the ...

Nov 3, 2015

U.S. hails trilateral summit, talks between Abe, Park

Washington on Monday hailed Sunday’s summit between Japan, China and South Korea. “We support their efforts to improve relations among the three countries,” Elizabeth Trudeau, director of the State Department’s press office, said in a press briefing. “We believe strong and constructive relations between ...

Chinese business mission to visit Japan from Nov. 12

Oct 30, 2015

Chinese business mission to visit Japan from Nov. 12

A delegation of executives from 50 major Chinese companies is set to visit Japan from Nov. 12, former Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan, who will head the mission, told a visiting Japanese ruling party official in Beijing. It will likely be the biggest mission ...

Oct 25, 2015

Job recruiters might come knocking in June, not August: Keidanren

Keidanren might let member firms start recruiting university prospects in June rather than August, allowing them to target students set to graduate in spring 2017, informed sources said Sunday. The proposal comes after the nation’s largest business lobby, also known as the Japan Business ...