Jan 25, 2016

Keidanren chief pushes for serious talks on wage hikes

The head of the influential Keidanren business lobby on Monday called on management and labor unions to hold “thorough negotiations” on wage hikes to help Japan declare an exit from years of deflation, as the annual talks shift into top gear. Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman ...

Keidanren to call for larger wage hike

Nov 26, 2015

Keidanren to call for larger wage hike

The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, plans to urge its member companies to give substantial pay hikes in the shunto wage negotiations next spring, its chairman told government representatives Thursday. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara said in a dialogue session between the government and ...

Nov 3, 2015

U.S. hails trilateral summit, talks between Abe, Park

Washington on Monday hailed Sunday’s summit between Japan, China and South Korea. “We support their efforts to improve relations among the three countries,” Elizabeth Trudeau, director of the State Department’s press office, said in a press briefing. “We believe strong and constructive relations between ...

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

May 8, 2015

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

Sadayuki Sakakibara, head of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Japan’s most influential business lobby, will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul next Wednesday, the Japan-Korea Economic Association said Friday. Mikio Sasaki, the association’s head and an adviser to trading house Mitsubishi Corp., will ...

Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Sep 5, 2014

Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday confirmed that the head of the nation’s most powerful business lobby and the incoming president of brewer Suntory Holdings Ltd. will join the government’s key economic advisory panel. Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), ...

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

Sep 3, 2014

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

The government plans to appoint incoming Suntory Holdings Ltd. President Takeshi Niinami and Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), as private-sector members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, sources said Wednesday. The revamp of the key panel, chaired by Prime ...

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector ...

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Jun 3, 2014

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Keidanren appointed Sadayuki Sakakibara as the new chairman of the country’s most powerful business lobby on Tuesday. The business lobby, also known as the Japan Business Federation, approved the nomination of Sakakibara, chairman of fiber and textile maker Toray Industries Inc., at a general ...

New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

Feb 6, 2014

New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

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Sadayuki Sakakibara, the incoming chairman of Keidanren, says his priority in leading the nation’s top business lobby is to help get Japan back on a growth track, but observers say he may also try to re-establish the organization’s influence in politics. In his first ...