Business Jan 8, 2014

Daihatsu union to seek pay-scale hike of over 1%

In a move that could affect this spring's labor-management wage talks, the Daihatsu Motor Co. group's labor union is considering demanding a pay-scale hike of at least 1 percent, sources said Wednesday. This is the first numerical request to be heard from the auto industry ...

Business / Economy Jan 3, 2014

Only 17% of Japan's biggest firms plan to raise wages

Only 17 percent of major companies will raise wages in the business year that starts April 1, even though 71 percent expect the economy to expand in 2014, according to a Kyodo News survey. Of the 104 companies polled, 18 said they will authorize wage ...