Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

Business / Economy Jul 31, 2018

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

The unemployment rate edged up in June but remained near the lowest level in a quarter of a century as Japan continued to grapple with a severe labor crunch, government data showed Tuesday. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent, up from 2.2 percent ...

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

National Jun 6, 2018

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

An internal probe by Nissan Motor Co. has discovered misconduct at its plants over the employment of foreign trainees, including forcing them to perform jobs not sanctioned under a government program, a company official said Wednesday. The internal probe found that 45 interns from Indonesia ...