Dentsu to face further scrutiny over excessive overtime

/ Apr 17, 2017

Dentsu to face further scrutiny over excessive overtime

The labor ministry is making arrangements to refer the Dentsu advertising agency and officials at its branch offices to prosecutors for allegedly making employees work illegally long hours, according to sources close to the matter. The ministry’s Tokyo Labor Bureau has already pursued Dentsu’s ...

Jan 19, 2017

Dentsu taps Toshihiro Yamamoto as new president in wake of 'karoshi' case

Dentsu Inc. decided Thursday to promote Senior Vice President Toshihiro Yamamoto to president, replacing Tadashi Ishii who will step down to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a young employee. Under the leadership of 58-year-old Yamamoto, effective Monday, Japan’s top advertising agency faces ...

The top Japan news stories of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

The top Japan news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. A president in Hiroshima: U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic and emotional visit to Hiroshima on May 27. He was the first sitting U.S. president to go ...