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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 1, 2022
Rengo formalizes plan to demand 5% pay hike
The lifting of the pay-scale target and regular salary growth from around 4% set for 2022 negotiations is aimed at having wages reflect rising prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Oct 23, 2022
Wage growth — and spring negotiations — in focus as inflation hits
The Rengo trade union announced that it's bumping the pay raise target to about 5%, the highest in 28 years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 28, 2022
Japan's minimum wage talks stall as government panel remains divided
Management and labor representatives had been expected to reach an agreement at a meeting of the subcommittee Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2022
Nippon Ishin and DPP face struggle to differentiate themselves in election
Past cooperation with each other — and with the LDP — is weighing on the two opposition parties ahead of the Upper House election on July 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
May 12, 2022
Japan’s main labor group is drawing closer to the LDP. Some say too close.
Closer ties between Rengo and the ruling LDP would deeply concern opposition leaders, who rely on the union's 7 million members for electoral support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2022
As election nears, Rengo chief makes rare appearance at LDP meeting
The participation of Tomoko Yoshino has bolstered the view that the ruling LDP is seeking to drive a wedge between Japan's main opposition party and Rengo, the nation's largest labor group.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2022
Spring wage negotiations highlight Japanese airlines’ pandemic struggles
Flat or declining wages are leading to a loss of experienced staffers and recruitment difficulties, but a change in airlines' financial situation looks far off.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 25, 2022
Wage talks begin in Japan as COVID-linked economic uncertainty continues
Japan's most powerful business lobby urged firms with favorable earnings to 'bring wage hikes that are suitable for initiating a new type of capitalism' as advocated by the prime minister.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 2, 2021
Japan's biggest labor body calls for 4% pay hike in wage talks
Tepid wage growth has been partly blamed for weak domestic demand and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is calling for a pay hike of over 3% next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2021
Japan labor boss finds widespread resistance to female leaders
Tomoko Yoshino is considering ways to provide practical training for women in presentation and persuasion skills to help them advance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 28, 2021
Japan's largest labor body a step closer to having first female president
The successor of Rikio Kozu, 65, the head of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, is expected to be picked at a regular convention on Oct. 6.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 26, 2021
Annual wage talks kick off in Japan as pandemic darkens outlook for pay hikes
Amid the economic hit from the pandemic, Japan's most powerful business lobby has stressed that aiming for pay hikes across the board is 'unrealistic.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Dec 8, 2020
In shift, Toyota unions seek ties with Japan's ruling bloc
The groups' move toward Komeito and the LDP could hurt opposition candidates from the CDP and other parties.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 19, 2020
Japan’s top union federation to demand wage raises despite pandemic
Rengo chief Rikio Kozu has indicated he'll push for a 4% wage increase, including base pay.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 20, 2020
Spread of COVID-19 casts shadow over Japan's shuntō wage talks
The widening outbreak of the new coronavirus originating in China has started to affect annual shuntō wage negotiations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 7, 2020
Japan firms slowly moving away from old ways on recruitment and pay
Japan's unique, long-held employment practices characterized by annual new graduate recruitment, lifetime jobs and seniority-based pay raises have helped support economic growth in the postwar period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 3, 2019
Japanese labor union federation to demand minimum hourly wage of ¥1,100
In talks slated to begin next month, Rengo will seek to narrow the wage disparity between regular and nonregular workers as well as between small and large firms.
EDITORIALS
Nov 24, 2019
Rengo's daunting challenges
Thirty years on, there remain many hurdles that Rengo must overcome.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2019
Survey shows 11% of Japan firms have rules on the height of women's heels
In an apparently discriminatory practice, 11.1 percent of companies in Japan have in-house rules on the height of heeled shoes worn by female employees in the workplace, a survey by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, has revealed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 24, 2019
Japan union federation to demand minimum wage of ¥1,100, up from current average of ¥901
Japan's largest labor organization is set to seek a hike in the average hourly minimum wage at annual negotiations with employers next year in a bid to narrow wage gaps, sources close to the matter have said.

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