Nov 22, 2016

Keidanren urges government to boost number of foreign workers

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, is calling on the government to take measures to allow more foreign nationals to work in Japan in fields involving research and development as well as to ease labor shortages. In its policy proposal made Monday, the nation’s ...

Nov 16, 2016

Keidanren urges member firms to end excessive overtime

The Japan Business Federation on Tuesday called on its 1,300 member companies to take thorough measures to prevent excessive overtime, following the suicide of a female worker due to overwork at advertising firm Dentsu Inc. last year. The move comes as the largest business ...

Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

Nov 10, 2016

Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) said Thursday that some of the computers at its secretariat have likely been compromised by irregular access. The nation’s largest business lobby has set up a special team to investigate whether the computers were infected by viruses and whether ...

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 ...