Abe pledges to spread benefits of economic recovery

Apr 26, 2014

Abe pledges to spread benefits of economic recovery

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday to do his utmost toward continued economic growth and to spread the benefits among the wider population. Addressing a May Day gathering of some 40,000 participants in central Tokyo, Abe said he is aiming for a sustained recovery ...

May Day gatherings protest austerity and 'slave labor'

May 3, 2013

May Day gatherings protest austerity and 'slave labor'

Tens of thousands of angry protesters staged May Day rallies in several countries of the crisis-wracked eurozone on Wednesday, while fury also erupted at demonstrations in Bangladesh after a deadly building collapse. Although numbers were lower than in previous years, thousands took to the ...

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

May 2, 2013

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

An estimated 21,000 workers gathered at a Tokyo park for a May Day demonstration Wednesday, calling for higher pay, stable employment and an end to nuclear power. “Pay raises will help Japan get out of deflation,” said Sakuji Daikoku, chairman of the National Confederation ...