Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

May 2, 2013

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

An estimated 21,000 workers gathered at a Tokyo park for a May Day demonstration Wednesday, calling for higher pay, stable employment and an end to nuclear power. "Pay raises will help Japan get out of deflation," said Sakuji Daikoku, chairman of the National Confederation of ...

Abe asks business leaders to raise wages to help beat chronic deflation

Feb 13, 2013

Abe asks business leaders to raise wages to help beat chronic deflation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked business leaders Tuesday to raise wages in a rare move reflecting the administration's resolve to accelerate the battle against chronic deflation. The request was made during talks between the new prime minister and executives of powerful business lobbies, including Hiromasa ...