Japan business leaders expect economic reforms under new leadership

Business Sep 16, 2020

Japan business leaders expect economic reforms under new leadership

Business leaders in Japan expressed expectations Wednesday that Yoshihide Suga, the country's new prime minister, will carry out economic reforms to boost the country's competitiveness and ensure a swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. "We believe the new Cabinet has a lineup which is capable ...

Japan business lobby chief's cancer returns, but he'll keep working

Business Aug 21, 2020

Japan business lobby chief's cancer returns, but he'll keep working

Hiroaki Nakanishi, chief of the Japan Business Federation, also known as Keidanren, has had a relapse of lymphoma but will keep working from the hospital, the business lobby said Friday. The 74-year-old chairman of Hitachi Ltd. has been hospitalized since last month after tumor marker ...

Keidanren's Hiroaki Nakanishi hospitalized again

Business Jul 16, 2020

Keidanren's Hiroaki Nakanishi hospitalized again

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said Thursday that Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi has been hospitalized for a detailed examination after a deterioration in tumor marker test results. Nakanishi, hospitalized for months last year to receive treatment for lymphoma, was admitted to a hospital in Tokyo ...

Business Jun 17, 2020

Summer bonuses at major Japanese firms down 6%

The average bonus at major Japanese companies this summer will fall 6.0 percent from a year before to ¥925,947 due to the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in the global economy, the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said in a preliminary survey report Wednesday. The ...

Keidanren collects 260,000 high-level masks to donate to hospitals

Business / Corporate Apr 18, 2020

Keidanren collects 260,000 high-level masks to donate to hospitals

Japan's largest business lobby has secured about 260,000 high-performance masks donated by its member companies to ease the shortage of personal protective equipment at medical institutions caused the coronavirus crisis, sources said Saturday. Keidanren, also known as the Japan Business Federation, plans to distribute the ...