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The Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) and the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) issued a rare joint statement Thursday calling on the government to enhance the employment safety net amid widespread job cuts by corporations.

The statement was issued after a meeting on employment stability between Fujio Mitarai, chairman of the nation’s most powerful business lobby, and Tsuyoshi Takagi, head of the 6.8 million-strong national umbrella organization for labor unions.

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