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Japan corporate bankruptcies up 6.1% in November

Business / Corporate Dec 10, 2018

Japan corporate bankruptcies up 6.1% in November

The number of corporate bankruptcies nationwide in November rose 6.1 percent from a year earlier to 718, up for the first time in three months, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said. Total liabilities left by failed companies fell 16.7 percent to ¥121.279 billion, dropping for the ...

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

Business / Tech 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

Business 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 ...