Tag - rengo



Dec 3, 2014
Toyota labor unions to seek ¥6,000 monthly raise
The labor unions of Toyota Motor Corp. will consider demanding a raise of at least ¥6,000 in monthly pay in annual wage talks starting early next year, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2014
'Dame yo, dame dame,' and 'shudanteki jieiken' declared top buzzwords of 2014
"Dame yo, dame dame," meaning roughly "No you mustn't, no no," the signature phrase of the female Japanese comic duo Nippon Elekitel Rengo, has been selected as one of the nation's top two buzzwords this year, the award's organizer said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 26, 2014
Abe pledges to spread benefits of economic recovery
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday to do his utmost toward continued economic growth and to spread the benefits among the wider population.
Feb 9, 2014
Wages of an economic upturn
Indications are that Japan may finally be on its way out of deflation, but prices are rising faster than workers' wages and the consumption tax hike in April will add to the burden on households.
Jan 29, 2014
Wage hikes can help end deflation
This year's wage negotiations have started, and for the first time in five years, Japan's largest labor organization will demand across-the-board raises in wage bases. The Japan Business Federation concurs but in more evasive language.
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.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2013
Biker linked to Roppongi killing jailed for 11 years
The Tokyo District Court hands down an 11-year prison term to Taichi Ishimoto, former leader of a biker gang, for his 'active involvement' in the fatal attack on a nightclub owner in Roppongi last year.
Sep 29, 2013
Unions mull a 'Labor Party'
The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, feeling somewhat estranged from the Democratic Party of Japan, is mulling the idea of realigning opposition parties into a labor party.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2013
Four admit role in fatal Roppongi attack
Four men charged in connection with the fatal beating of a 31-year-old bar owner in a Roppongi nightclub last September pleaded guilty Tuesday in their Tokyo District Court trial.
Apr 7, 2013
What's with the police purge on dance clubs?
If you're ever minded to dance the night away to trance music, or even old-fashioned rock, you may have a tough time finding a venue in Japan these days. In fact, you may end up waltzing away hours inside a police station, peeing into a cup after being rounded up in a raid. Yes, indeed, a War on Dance...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 26, 2013
Veteran of labor negotiation battles helping Myanmar workers unionize
Shigeru Nakajima is helping Myanmar's burgeoning democracy by encouraging laborers in the country to unionize and helping the groups take root there.
Feb 1, 2013
Give a little on wages
To help ensure a better future for Japan's economy, labor and management leaders should strive to agree on some improvement in workers' wages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 30, 2013
Keidanren to Rengo: No raises
Annual wage negotiations got under way Tuesday as leaders of the nation's most powerful business lobby and the biggest umbrella labor body met in Tokyo to discuss pay for the coming business year.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan