National Mar 27, 2017

Wage hike won't fix staff shortfall at day care centers: survey

About 70 percent of municipal governments see few prospects for labor shortages improving at day care centers because teachers and other staff will remain underpaid even after a wage hike planned for April, a Kyodo News survey found Monday. Monthly wages for nurses will rise ...

Business / Economy Feb 18, 2015

Big firms face pay-hike calls as 'shunto' labor talks begin

Large firms kicked off their annual wage talks Wednesday, with labor unions demanding a pay-scale hike amid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's repeated calls for an increase in salaries that would help boost consumption and shore up the economy. Workers at major automakers including Toyota Motor ...

Business / Economy Feb 18, 2014

Mitsubishi Motors workers in line for raise

by Megumi Iizuka

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko says the automaker is considering raising employees' pay and also resuming dividend payments for the first time in over 16 years in fiscal 2013, reflecting its recovery from a decade of slumping sales. Asked during a recent interview with ...

Business / Corporate Jan 7, 2014

Daiwa may boost junior staff's pay

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. plans to raise salaries for about 5,000 junior staff to offset swelling costs as the government prepares to increase the consumption tax. Japan's second-largest brokerage is considering increasing monthly pay by about 3 percent, targeting employees in their 20s and 30s, ...