Dec 4, 2015

Salaries rose 0.7% in October but bonuses expected to lag

Salaries grew 0.7 percent in October from the previous year to an average of ¥266,309, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report Friday. The fourth consecutive month of salary growth reflects the pay-scale hike decided at this year’s shunto spring ...

Nov 27, 2015

China labor groups chide Uniqlo over continued worker abuses, pollution

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has failed to improve abusive working conditions or stop environmental pollution in its supplier factories in mainland China, despite having acknowledged the problems months ago, labor rights groups in the country said Thursday. Four clothing factories manufacturing goods for the ...

Japan's job availability jumps to highest level in 23 years

Oct 30, 2015

Japan's job availability jumps to highest level in 23 years

Japan’s job availability continued to improve for the third straight month in September to hit its highest level in over 23 years, further indicating that companies need more workers, the government said Friday. The ratio of job offers to job-seekers rose to 1.24 in ...