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 ...

Apr 19, 2016

Japan Inc. offers pay hikes of 2.19%, lowest in three years

There was 2.19 percent growth in monthly salaries agreed by labor and management at 62 major Japanese companies in this year’s shunto talks, the lowest in three years, the Japan Business Federation said Monday. Shunto talks in 2014 and 2015 resulted in 2.39 percent ...

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 ...