Aug 19, 2016

Abe's 'work style' reforms

Shinzo Abe's newest pet policy could run into a lot of resistance from management and whether anything actually gets done will depend on just how serious he is.

Feb 19, 2016

Oregon lawmakers approve landmark minimum wage increase

Oregon lawmakers have approved landmark legislation that propels the state’s minimum wage for all workers to the highest rank in the U.S., and does so through an unparalleled tiered system based on geography. The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed Senate Bill 1532, ...

Nov 13, 2015

Tax Commission proposes drastic income tax reforms to support the poor

The Tax Commission on Friday proposed drastic income tax reforms, including more progressive taxes, to provide stronger support for low-income and child-rearing households. Selecting a set of key reform issues for future debates, the influential government commission said Japan needs to change the focus ...