Business Aug 8, 2019

Japan's civil servants get nod for sixth consecutive wage hike

The National Personnel Authority has advised the Cabinet and Diet to raise salaries and bonuses for national government employees in fiscal 2019. It will be the sixth consecutive pay hike for civil servants. The agency on Wednesday called for raising monthly salaries by an average ...

National Dec 25, 2018

80% of state bodies fail to meet disabled employee target

The number of disabled employees at 35 of the 43 state institutions stood below the level required by law as of June 1 this year, the welfare ministry said Tuesday. The actual hiring rate for people with disabilities stood at 1.22 percent, falling short of ...

Editorials Aug 21, 2018

Padding the data on hiring people with disabilities

The revelation of government malpractice in the mandatory employment of people with disabilities should trigger more discussions on what's needed to promote hiring of these people so they can give full play to their potential in the nation's workforce.