Apr 14, 2015

Settling disputes over unfair firings

If the government introduces a new system that allows the use of financial compensation to settle legal disputes over unfair dismissals, it should ensure that workers are not placed at a disadvantage.

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. Chamber chief: Cuba deal opens prospects for American business

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that U.S. efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade presents American companies with “extraordinary opportunities” to boost business by selling everything from cars to computers. Chamber president and chief ...

More foreign students launching businesses in Japan

Jan 13, 2015

More foreign students launching businesses in Japan

by Su Xincheng

Three years ago, Tokyo resident Qi Hongqiang launched Skypechina, an online Chinese-language school, using ¥5 million borrowed from his parents back home in Hebei province, China. The 27-year-old graduate of a Japanese university needed the cash to fulfill one main requirement for obtaining an ...

Dec 1, 2014

Hong Kong counts cost of protests on city's core shopping districts

Hong Kong is expected to report a drop in October retail sales on Monday, providing the first broad look at the impact of pro-democracy protests on core shopping areas after demonstrators blocked key roads and scared off mainland Chinese tourists. Protests began choking parts ...

Nov 11, 2014

Japanese business leaders welcome Abe-Xi summit

Domestic business chieftains welcomed the long-sought meeting by the leaders of Japan and China on Monday, saying they hope it will help Asia’s two biggest economies improve strained relations. “We are very pleased” that the first summit was held between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi touts India as vast market for Japanese firms

by Masaaki Kameda

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tuesday on Japanese companies to tap into Indian markets, stressing the South Asian nation has three important elements when it comes to business: democracy, human resources and vast demand. Speaking in front of more than 1,500 people ...

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Aug 26, 2014

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Government officials and business leaders from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered Tuesday in Myanmar’s capital for their first talks on business promotion. Participants hope to create demand in Southeast Asia in promising sectors such as the environment and medicine, organizers ...

Jun 25, 2014

Winds of change in retail industry

The retail industry is entering into a period of major transformation. In addition to traditional entities such as department stores, supermarkets and convenience stores, new retail business forms are emerging, including mega shopping mall developments led by real estate companies and JR train terminals ...