Aug 6, 2015

Japan business sentiment up for first time in four months

Business sentiment in Japan rose for the first time in four months in July thanks to hefty consumption by overseas visitors, according to a Teikoku Databank Ltd. survey. The business sentiment diffusion index stood at 45.4, up 0.7 points from the previous month, the ...

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Aug 18, 2014

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Only one female executive made it to the top-earner list of the Nikkei 225 companies last year. She is an American who lives in New York. Nicole Seligman, president of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment Inc., is the only female among 185 ...

Feb 18, 2014

46% of companies plan wage hikes for full-time workers

More than 46 percent of companies plan to increase pay for full-time workers in fiscal 2014, a Teikoku Databank Ltd. survey showed Monday. In the survey, conducted last month, 46.4 percent of companies said wages will rise in the year, up from 39.3 percent ...

Aug 15, 2013

Female managers still rare in most firms, survey finds

Women are still underrepresented in corporate management positions, according to a recent survey. The survey by Teikoku Databank Ltd. released Wednesday shows that in 81.1 percent of companies, women fill less than 10 percent of positions at section chief or above. The proportion of ...