Corporate execs should take lead to prevent overwork: Keidanren chief

Oct 25, 2016

Corporate execs should take lead to prevent overwork: Keidanren chief

The head of the Keidanren business lobby has said that corporate executives should take responsibility for preventing harm to employees from issues related to excessive work hours. “Top company (executives) must lead efforts to prevent deaths from overwork,” Sadayuki Sakakibara said Monday at a ...

Oct 3, 2016

Leading firms unleash job offers to students, new grads

A number of top firms held ceremonies Monday to give university students and graduates informal employment offers next spring. Many companies began their ceremonies Monday after being green-lighted to issue the informal offers starting Saturday. At Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.’s ceremony in Tokyo, President ...

Ties improving between Tokyo and Beijing: Vice Premier Zhang

Sep 21, 2016

Ties improving between Tokyo and Beijing: Vice Premier Zhang

Beijing’s relations with Tokyo are improving, and both sides should overcome political differences to expand cooperation, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a mission of more than 200 Japanese businessmen in Beijing on Wednesday. He noted Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister ...

Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hopeful new Cabinet can revive economy

Business circles sent out supportive messages to the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they expect the new team to revitalize Japan’s tepid economy. “We hope that the new Cabinet will exercise leadership to revitalize the Japanese economy and help realize ...

Business community hopes stable Abe government brings tough economic reforms

Jul 11, 2016

Business community hopes stable Abe government brings tough economic reforms

The business community has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pursue economic and fiscal policy reforms under a stable government, following the ruling coalition’s victory in Sunday’s House of Councilors election. “Economic growth and fiscal rehabilitation are issues that should be achieved simultaneously,” said ...