Dentsu units probed by labor authorities over employee's suicide

Oct 18, 2016

Dentsu units probed by labor authorities over employee's suicide

Labor authorities have conducted inspections at four subsidiaries of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. following the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old female employee last December, the labor ministry said Tuesday. It is rare to raid subsidiaries in addition to a parent company over labor practices. The authorities ...

Falsified inspections suspected at Monju fast-breeder reactor

Apr 11, 2014

Falsified inspections suspected at Monju fast-breeder reactor

The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture is suspected of falsifying an inspection report after regulators later found new pieces of equipment there that hadn't been inspected, Nuclear Regulation Authority sources said Thursday. The experimental reactor in Tsuruga is run by ...

Jan 17, 2014

Firms' tax hike limits face scrutiny

The government said Friday it has started sending inspectors to more than 260 companies suspected of not allowing smaller wholesalers or subcontractors to pass on cost increases stemming from the consumption tax hike in April. The move is based on a survey conducted by the ...