Jan 23, 2017

Keidanren chief urges member firms to hike pay as spring wage talks kick off

Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), urged member companies Monday to increase pay on an annual basis, including bonuses and allowances, as part of this year’s spring wage negotiations, known as shunto.Following the 2015 Christmas Day overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old ...

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 biggest ...

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 lobby ...

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 of ...

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 business ...

/ 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 South ...

Keidanren asks Park to hold Japan-South Korea summit

/ May 14, 2015

Keidanren asks Park to hold Japan-South Korea summit

A delegation from Japan’s most influential business lobby on Wednesday asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye to hold one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which would be the first since the two leaders took office.During a meeting at the Blue House in Seoul, ...

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 also ...