Dec 25, 2016

Ensuring 'equal pay for equal work'

The government's draft guideline on improving the conditions of irregular workers is a step forward, but much more needs to be done to ensure that the rules will be followed.

Aug 3, 2016

Raising the minimum wage

Raising the minimum legal wage is just one of several steps the government must take to improve the lives of the nation's "working poor."

Jan 30, 2015

Higher wages can boost economy

The prospect of Japanese companies granting wage increases this spring appears mixed as the annual talks on wage hikes get under way between labor and management.