Editorials Apr 13, 2019

Keeping convenience sustainable

Moves are afoot among major convenience store chains to review the uniform 24-hour operation of their stores, the standard industry practice since Seven-Eleven Japan Co. started it a year after it opened its first outlet in 1974. The sustainability of 24-hour operations came under ...

Editorials Apr 10, 2019

Take steps to curb corporate workers' hours

While the government's new work-style reform measures mark a first step toward curbing the excessively long working hours of many corporate employees, it only sets the baseline from which each firm needs to make further efforts to cut employees' work hours.