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Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

/ Dec 8, 2017

Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled by its maker Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work hours. The "T-Frend" buzzes over those trying to work late, blasting out strains ...

Japanese firms operating in Thailand plan bigger wage increases

Oct 5, 2017

Japanese firms operating in Thailand plan bigger wage increases

More Japanese companies in Thailand are implementing increased relative wage hikes this year on the back of an improving economic outlook in the Southeast Asian country. A new survey by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, shows that 26.7 percent of manufacturers are offering larger ...

Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Aug 3, 2017

Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Summer bonuses at major Japanese companies fell for the first time in five years this year, according to a final tally by the Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren). The average bonus fell 2.98 percent from a year earlier to ¥878,172, the first drop since 2012, after ...