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 ...

Japan business leaders agree to ramp up promotion of teleworking

Business / Corporate Apr 10, 2020

Japan business leaders agree to ramp up promotion of teleworking

Business leaders agreed to further promote teleworking to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus in a teleconference with economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Thursday. Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, and Akio Mimura, chairman of the Japan Chamber of ...

Corporate Japan backs coronavirus emergency declaration

Business / Corporate Apr 8, 2020

Corporate Japan backs coronavirus emergency declaration

The Japanese business world is in full support behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's declaration of a state of emergency over the new coronavirus outbreak. "The government has made a big decision, and we take it seriously," Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or ...