The nation’s five major business and labor organizations expressed appreciation Friday for the government’s package to boost the job market and improve industrial competitiveness, according to government officials.

Representatives of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), Japan Federation of Employers’ Associations (Nikkeiren), Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai), Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Japan Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) expressed their gratitude during a meeting with Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.

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